Thank You For Using The Genius Store Theme!

The InstaGenius plugin is the easiest way to profit in eCommerce

If you haven't installed the main plugin, you can do that here

InstaGenius is responsible for putting that magic little clickable images on your website and will indeed make ANY website instantly more profitable.  You can use it on any Wordpress blog. 

HOWEVER... The real power comes when partnering it with an eCommerce theme.

Which is why we've included this Genius theme as part of your purchase. 

 

and while using our Genius theme is entirely optional, we recommend it, as it's the fastest way to fill a website with targeted products you can profit from FAST!

 

 

Tutorials

Theme Options

This is where you'll find most of the settings for your Covert Store Builder site - and the following goes through all the options explaining what they do. Note that you must click the "Save Options" button at the bottom of the "Theme Options" page to save your changes and make them appear on your blog.

Color Schemes

Click on one of the color scheme buttons to instantly change the entire look of your store to that template. Note that this will overwrite any color template changes you have made previously. You don't have to use any of these templates if you prefer to manually edit the look of your store, but they are the easiest way to edit the look of your site. NB if you are using an image/logo for your custom header, you may have to go turn off text from your header again after pressing one of the template buttons.

General Options

Favicon

The theme comes with a standard favicon image. But if you wish to use a custom one you can add it here - either by uploading an image or linking to one hosted elsewhere (note that the favicon image must be 16x16 pixels).

Default Open Graph Image

This is the the default image to use if no image is found when people share your pages on for example Facebook. This would most likely be your site's logo. Either upload an image or link to one hosted elsewhere.

Custom Default Post Image

Here you can add a default image that will be used if a post/product does not have any images associated with it. Either upload an image or link to one hosted elsewhere (note that the default image must be 300x250 pixels)

Social Buttons

These social sharing buttons will show up below the sidebar in the top right hand corner of your store.

Hide

Check this box if you want to hide all the social sharing buttons

Twitter Username

Enter your Twitter username if you want to link your Covert Store Builder site to your Twitter account. If you leave this blank the "Twitter button" will not appear in the header

Facebook Username

Enter your Facebook username if you want to link your Covert Store Builder site to your Facebook account/page. If you leave this blank the "Facebook button" will not appear in the header

Google+ Number

Enter your Google+ Number if you want to link your Covert Store Builder site to your Google+ account. If you leave this blank the "Google+ button" will not appear in the header

Pinterest Username

Enter your Pinterest username if you want to link your Covert Store Builder site to your Pinterest account. If you leave this blank the "Pinterest button" will not appear in the header

Reddit Username

Enter your Reddit username if you want to link your Covert Store Builder site to your Reddit account. If you leave this blank the "Reddit button" will not appear in the header

RSS Feed URL

Enter your RSS Feed URL (the theme should automatically do this for you). If you leave this blank the "RSS Feed button" will not appear in the header

Header, Search, Navigation & Menus

Header Background Color

The background color of your header. Enter the hex code or use the color selector.

Menu

Hide Menu

Check this box if you want to remove the navigation menu from your header

Text Color

The font color for the text in your navigation menu. Enter the hex code or use the color selector.

Selected Menu Text Color

The navigation menu font color for the currently selected page. Enter the hex code or use the color selector.

Background Color

The background color of your navigation menu. Enter the hex code or use the color selector.

What's New Menu Option

Menu Text: the text shown in the navigation menu. You can change this or decide not to show it in the menu at all.

Title Text: the text title shown when you hover over the "What's New" menu link. You can change this to anything you want.

Categories to include on menu

Select which of your categories you want to show on you header navigation menu. There is obviously limited space and how many categories you can show depends on how long your category names are. Use your Ctrl (cmd for Mac users) button to select multiple categories to include.

Other Categories Drop Down Menu Option

All categories not selected above will be shown in a drop down menu. By default this is labeled "More", but here you can change this to anything you like - or check the box to not show this in your navigation menu at all.

Categories to Exclude from Drop Down Menu

If you have a LOT of categories, or just some categories you'd prefer not to show in the navigation menu - you can select which categories to exclude here. You will see a list of all your categories. Select which category to exclude, use your Ctrl (cmd for Mac users) button to select multiple categories to exclude.

Posts Menu

This is the menu shown just above the first posts on your home page.

Hide Menu

Check this box to hide this menu entirely

Text Color

The font color for the text in your post menu. Enter the hex code or use the color selector.

Selected Menu Text Color

The post menu font color for the currently selected page. Enter the hex code or use the color selector.

Background Color

The background color of your post menu. Enter the hex code or use the color selector.

Newest Menu Option

Here you can either change the text for the "Newest" products links or choose to not show it at all.

Popular Menu Option

Here you can either change the text for the "Popular" products links or choose to not show it at all.

Highest Price Menu Option

Here you can either change the text for the "Highest Price" products links or choose to not show it at all.

Lowest Price Menu Option

Here you can either change the text for the "Lowest Price" products links or choose to not show it at all.

Posts Navigation

Links Open In New Window

Choose if you want the links to open in a new window/tab or not, when people click on your posts

Title Links go to product source url or post

Select if you want the post title to link to the single post or to the product page ie. on Amazon

Image Links go to product source url or post

Select if you want the post image to link to the single post or to the product page ie. on Amazon

Product Button goes to product source url or post

Select if you want the product button image to link to the single post or to the product page ie. on Amazon

Search Form

Hide Search Form

Check this box to hide the search form

Default Search Field Text

Here you can edit the default search box text to anything you like

Sidebar & Widgets Options

Sidebar Widget Background Color

The background color for your widgets, enter the hex code or use the color selector.

Widget Title Background Color

The backround color for your widget titles, enter the hex code or use the color selector.

Widget Title Text Color

The font color of your widget titles, enter the hex code or use the color selector.

Home Page

Hide Price

Check this box if you don't want to display prices on the front page of your store

Featured Posts Rotator

Hide Rotator

Check this box to hide the featured post rotator (not recommended)

Delay between automatically cycling an item

Select how long (in seconds) you want the rotator to show a product before changing to the next one. If you select 0 (zero) the rotator will be disabled, but visitors can still manually change between products.

Show at most

Select how many posts you want to show in the featured post rotator

Default Listing Order

Select how you want products to be selected for the featured rotator. You can either select "Most Popular" (recommended setting) or you can choose to display the newest products.

Exclude Posts from the Following Categories

Here you can select to exclude all posts from one or more categories from showing in the featured post rotator. Use your Ctrl (cmd for Mac users) button to select multiple categories to exclude.

Background Color

Select the background color for the posts shown in the featured rotator - either enter the hex code or use the color selector.

Border Color

Select the border color for the posts shown in the featured rotator - either enter the hex code or use the color selector.

Title Color

Select the font color for titles of the posts shown in the featured rotator - either enter the hex code or use the color selector.

On Hover: select what color the title should have when you hover over it.

Content Text Color

Select the font color for content in the posts shown in the featured rotator - either enter the hex code or use the color selector.

Posts

Default Listing Order

Select in which default order you want to display post on your home page

Most Popular (CTR): shows the post with highest click through rate first (this is the recommended setting)

Newest: shows the most recent posts first.

Highest Price: shows the most expensive products first.

Lowest Price: shows the cheapes products first.

Exclude Posts from the Following Categories

HHere you can select to exclude all posts from one or more categories from showing on your store's home page

Show Post Title

Select if you want to show the post title on the home page or not.

Post Content

Select what post content you want to show on the home page.

Don't show post content: select this to now show any post content on the home page (not recommended).

Show the post excerpt: select this to use any manual excepts. If no manual excepts exist the first 55 words will be used.

Custom post excerpt: Select this and edit the number to automatically create excerpts of X word lenght for your posts.

Excerpt More Text Link

This is the link that will take people to the single post to read more about the product - you can change this to anything you like.

Post Background Color

Select the background color for your home page posts by either entering the hex code or by using the color selector.

Post Title Color

Select the title font color for your home page posts by either entering the hex code or by using the color selector.

On Hover

Select the title font color for when people over over post titles on your home page. Either enter the hex code or use the color selector.

Post Content Text Color

Select the font color for your home page posts by either entering the hex code or by using the color selector.

Price Text Color

Select the font color for the price tag on your home page posts by either entering the hex code or by using the color selector.

Product Button Text

Customize the text on your product button to anything you like (limited space available)

Product Button Text Color

Select the font color for your product buttons by either entering the hex code or by using the color selector.

Product Button Background Color

Select the background color for your product buttons by either entering the hex code or by using the color selector.

On hover

Select the "on hover" background color for your product buttons by either entering the hex code or by using the color selector.

Category Page

Sidebar Widget

Select whether to show the sidebar on your category pages. You can select to show it on the left, right or not at all.

Hide Price

Check this box to hide the price on the category page listings.

Hide Description

Check this box to hide the product description on the category page listings.

Show at most

Here you can select the maximum number of post you want to display on your category pages.

Single Post and Pages

Single Post

Hide Featured Posts Thumbnails

Check this box to hide the featured post images at the top of single posts.

Featured Posts Thumbnails Show at most

If featured post thumbs are turned on, select how many to show (max).

Sidebar Widget

Select whether to show the sidebar on your single posts. You can select to show it on the left, right or not at all.

Product Button Text

Here you can edit the text on your single post product buttons.

Hide Title

Check this box to hide the post titles on single posts

Hide Title

Check this box to hide the post titles on single posts

Hide Entry Details

Check this box to hide the time stamp on single posts

Hide Price

Check this box to hide the price on your single posts.

Hide Social Sharing Buttons

Check this box to hide social sharing buttons on single posts (not recommended)

Social Sharing Buttons

Select which social sharing buttons to use on single posts.

Comments Type

Select what type of comments you would like to have on single posts. Your options are...

WordPress Comments: this is the standard WordPress comments option.

Facebook Comments: this allows your users to comment via Facebook.

WordPress & Facebook Comments: this will show Facebook comments first and WordPress comments below that (this is our recommended setting).

None: this will disable comments on your posts (not recommended)

Facebook App Id

If you have selected to use Facebook comments you will get the option to enter a Facebook app id here. This is needed if you want to have moderating rights over Facebook comments. Please see the video tutorials at the top of this page for instructions on how to create an app id.

Single Page

Sidebar Widget

Select whether to show the sidebar on your pages. You can select to show it on the left, right or not at all.

Hide Title

Check this box to hide the title on your pages

Hide Comments

Check this box to hide the comments on your pages.

Footer

Hide Footer

Check this box to hide the footer on your site.

Footer Area Background Color

Select the background color of your footer by either entering the hex code or by using the color selector.

Footer Area Text Color

Select the font color for text in your footer by either entering the hex code or by using the color selector.

Footer Area Text Link Color

Select the font color for links in your footer by either entering the hex code or by using the color selector.

On Hover

Select the font color for links in your footer when people hover over them with their mouse curse. Make your selection by either entering the hex code or by using the color selector.

Membership Options

Wish List

Wish List default text

The text for the top right hand corner link to the wish list (if logged in). You can change this to anything you want.

Wish List action text

Here you can change the text on your wish list links to anything you want.

Adding: the text shown if the product is not on your wish list yet.

On List: the text shown if the product is already on your wish list.

Wish List Sidebar Widget

Select to show the side bar on the wish list pages - you can show it on the left, right or not at all.

Social Sharing Buttons

Select which social sharing buttons to show on the wish list page.

Social Sharing text

Here you can edit the default social sharing text used when when your members share their wish list page.

New Member

When new members register send email to Admin

Select if you want to receive an email when a new member joins your site. This email will be sent to the email address associated with the admin account.

When new members register send them welcome email

Select if you want to send a welcome email to new members.

New user welcome email

Here you can edit the welcome email sent to new members. You can use the 4 tags to customize the message.

When new members register add them to autoresponder List.

Select which autoresponder service you want to add your memebers to (or select none if you don't want to use any). We highly recommend using either GetResponse or Aweber as they have full API integration with Covert Store Builder.

Adding Aweber Details

Aweber authorization code

Click the link to request your Aweber authorization code (login using the Aweber login for the account you want to connect to your Covert Store Builder site). Then grab the code they give you, paste it into the box and click on "Save Options" at the bottom of the theme options page.

AWeber list to subscribe to

Use the drop down list to select which Aweber list you want your members to be subscribed to, then click on "Save Options" again.

Adding GetResponse Details

GetResponse API Key

Use the link given to locate your GetReponse API key. Note that you have to be logged in at GetResponse and that free trial accounts do not have an API key. Enter the key in the field and click on "Save Options".

GetResponse Campaign to subscribe to

Use the drop down list to select which GetResponse campaign you want your members to be subscribed to, then click on "Save Options" again.

Adding iContact Details

HTML Sign-up form

Simply generate an HTML form for your list inside iContact and then paste it into the box - , then click on "Save Options".

Adding MailChimp Details

HTML/Subscribe Form URL

Paste in the form URL here and then click on "Save Options".

OR HTML Sign-up form

Generate an HTML form for your list inside MailChimp and then paste it into the box - , then click on "Save Options".

Adding Other Autoresponders

First you need to generate a form code inside your autoresponder

Enter input field name for the email input

In the form, locate the field name value for email, and paste it into this box

Enter input field name for the name input

Then locate the field name for the subscriber's name, and paste it into this box.

HTML Sign-up form

Finally paste the entire form code into this box.

NB: Covert Store Builder will work with most autoresponders, but we can not guarantee that it will work with all. We highly recommend using either GetResponseor Aweber.

Additional Header Scripts/Styles

This section is completely optional - and if it doesn't make any sense to you - don't worry you probably shouldn't be using it then.

But you can use this section to quickly add additional scripts or CSS to the themes header. This could for example be used to add a tracking script.

Additional Home Page Scripts/HTML/Text

This section is also completely optional - but you can use it to enter any text or HTML you like. Whatever you enter here will appear at the bottom of your home page (after the page numbers) - this is handy for adding more SEO friendly text to your affiliate store.

Theme Ads

Here you can set up ads to be shown in between your posts on the home page(s). Note that your ads must be 300 pixels (or less) wide and 440 pixel (or less) high. Remember to click on the "Save Ads" button to save any changes you have made.

Settings

Number of Ads

Select how many ads you want to use - choose a number from 0 to 5.

Ads shown per Page

Choose how many ads you want to show per page.

Posts shown before ads

Select an interval of posts to show before any ads appear.

Show Ads

Choose to display your ads in order (from 1 to 5) or in random order.

Ad Widget 1 to 5

Click the tabs to switch between the 5 ads

Title

Enter the title you want to display above your ad.

Content

Enter the code for you ad. This could for example be Adsense JS code or a banner HTML code.

Widgets

The Covert Store Builder Theme has 8 widget ready areas. You can drag widgets on to these in the same way as you would in other widget ready WordPress themes. The 8 areas are:

  • Featured Posts Sidebar: this will show in the top right hand corner of your site. NB: this widget area is limited in size to 300x250 pixels!
  • Single Post Sidebar: this is the optional sidebar you can show to the left or right on your single posts. Note that this sidebar has a fixed width of 300 pixels but the height is unlimited.
  • Single Page Sidebar: this is the optional sidebar you can show to the left or right on your pages. Note that this sidebar has a fixed width of 300 pixels but the height is unlimited.
  • Category Page Sidebar: this is the optional sidebar you can show to the left or right on your category pages. Note that this sidebar has a fixed width of 300 pixels but the height is unlimited.
  • Wishlist Pge Sidebar: this is the optional sidebar you can show to the left or right on your wishlist pages. Note that this sidebar has a fixed width of 300 pixels but the height is unlimited.
  • Footer Area 1-3: The theme footer is split up in 3 fully widget ready areas.

Covert Store Builder also comes with two custom widgets called...

Most Popular Products: shows the most popular products by click through rate. Choose how many to show (even number looks best) - you can also change the widget title if you like. (note that this widget is image based and not designed to have any text)

Newest Products: shows the most recently added products. Choose how many to show (even number looks best) - you can also change the widget title if you like. (note that this widget is image based and not designed to have any text)

Menus

Here you can create custom menus just like in other WordPress themes. However in the Covert Store Builder theme custom menus can only be used as widgets in your sidebars and footer.

Header

Header Image

Initially the logo space in the header will be filled out with your blog's "Site Title", if you are happy with this you can skip the "header image" setup. But if you want you can add a 970 × 130 pixels header/logo image. Use the box to choose which image to upload, if it's 970 × 130 pixels it will be used as is - if not you will get the option to crop the image.

Note that if you are using text there is limited space for your blog title in the logo area. You can use a short title under "Settings => General" and use a free plugin like "All in one SEO" to display a more SEO friendly title to the search engines.

Header Text

Header Text

This turns your blog title on/off for the header. If you have uploaded a header image you can also use this to show your text overlaid on the image.

Text Color

Select the color for your text, either by entering the hex code manually or by using the color selector.

Background

Background Image

Preview

Shows you the current background of the theme

Remove Image

Removes the current background image

Select Image

Use this to upload a new background image for the theme

Display Options

Position

Select whether your theme's background image should be aligned left, center or right.

Repeat

Select how you want your backround tile image repeated.

Attachment

Select if your background image should scroll or have a fixed position

Background Color

As an alternative to a background image you can select to have a background color. Either enter the hex code manually or use the color selector.

Editor

This is the standard WordPress theme editor where you can edit in the source code for all the files in your theme. Note that in order to save any changes your theme files need to have their permissions (chmod) set to writeable (666).

We do not recommend using the editor unless you know what you are doing as you may break the functionality of the theme

Furthermore if you use the editor for any major changes we highly recommend doing it on a "child theme". Covert Store Builder comes with free lifetime updates and each time you update the theme to the latest version you would lose some or all of your changes (if you don't use a child theme). Don't worry - If you are not using the editor there is no need for a child theme.

CSB Products

This is where you set up your affiliate IDs for the various networks. You need to set up at least one before you can start importing products to your store. Remember to click on "Update Settings" to save any changes.

Product Settings

Settings

Automatically create Tags

Select whether to automatically create tags for your product posts. If turned on the plugin will create tags from the source post's title, ignoring words with 3 letters or less. (We recommend turning this on!)

Don't Create These Tags

Here you can enter a comma separated list of words to ignore when automatically creating post tags

Add any available comments to post

Check this box to import comments from ie. Amazon if available.

Randomize comments added to vary the number per post.

Check this box to randomize the number of these comments imported for each post.

Amazon

Here you need to set up your Amazon affiliate details

Amazon Affiliate ID

Enter your Amazon affiliate ID here

API Access Key ID

Enter your Amazon API public key ID here. (See the video tutorials above for more information on how to get your API keys)

API Secret Access Key

Enter your Amazon API private key ID here. (See the video tutorials above for more information on how to get your API keys)

Region

Select which Amazon region you want to import products from. NB you need to have an affiliate account with the Amazon region you wish to use.

Include Product Features in description

Check this box to include the Amazon product features in your post content.

Show date/time stamp adjacent to pricing

Check this box to show the time stamp and Amazon disclaimer next to Amazon prices (We recommend turning this on as it is required in the Amazon TOS).

Refresh product prices every 24 hours or so

Check this box to have the theme automatically check Amazon prices at least once every 24 hours - and change any prices that needs updating.

Commissions Junction

Here you need to set up your Commissions Junction affiliate details

Developer Key

Enter your Commissions Junction Developer Key here. (See the video tutorials above for more information on how to get your API keys)

Website PID

Enter your Commissions Junction Website PID here. (See the video tutorials above for more information on how to get your API keys)

Advertiser Id's

Here you can enter a comma separated list of Commission Junction advertiser IDs, if you wish to limit the product searches to specific vendors.

eBay

Campaign ID

Enter your eBay campaign ID here. (See the video tutorials above for more information on how to get your campaign ID)

Application ID/h3>

Enter your eBay Application ID here. (See the video tutorials above for more information on how to get your Application ID)

Region

Select which eBay region you want to import products from

Search For Products

Here you can search for affiliate products and then add them to your store.

Product Keyword

Enter the keyword or keyphrase you want to search for

Affiliate Networks

Select which affiliate networks to search. You can search multiple networs at once, but only networks you have entered affiliate details for will show as options here.

Maximum Products Returned

Select how many results you want returned from each product search.

Search Results

After you click the search button you will get a list of results. With information such as affiliate network, price, title, image and description - and there will also be a link to go view the product.

You can check the box next to one or more products to import them to your store.

Category

Select which of your categories you wish to import the selected post(s) to. NB these categories have to be set up first. Use Ctrl+click (Cmd+click on Mac) to select multiple categories.

Import Selected Posts (Draft)

Clicking this button will import all the selected products as draft posts. This way you can edit them before posting.

Import Selected Posts (Live)

Clicking this button will import all the selected products and immediately post them as live posts in your store.

Posts

Posting Products

If you are posting products to your store you don't need to go into the WordPress posting area. You just need to use the "Search For Products" area mentioned above.

Add New

The normal post area is used if you want to add your own content to your Covert Store Builder blog. The post area works just the same as in any other WordPress theme. With one important exception, you must add a featured image to your post. If you are posting your own content you need to leave the "Product Details" fields blank.

Pages

Add New

In Covert Store Builder "pages" work just like in any normal WordPress theme. They are designed to be used for your about me, privacy etc. pages. Pages are not part of the header navigation structure - but you can add a "Pages Widget" to your sidebars and or footer.

Settings

There are two things under your "Settings" that will influence how the Covert Store Builder theme looks and works.

General

Site Title & Tagline:

will be displayed in your blog header if you do not upload a logo under "Background"

Reading

Under "Reading Settings" the "Blog pages show at most" setting will determine how many post will show on your frontpage. Since the posts are shown in 3 columns we highly recommend setting this to a multiple of 3 (3,6,9,12 etc.)

Users

All Users

Here you can see all the users who have signed up to your site

Export Leads

Here you can export a .csv with all your users. You could for example import these into an auto responder account.

Simply enter the start date and end date for your export (months) and then click the "Export" button.

This is the bottom slider area. You can edit this text and also insert any element here. This is a good place if you want to put an opt-in form or a scarcity countdown.