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This tutorial explains how the free Crafted design pattern for ProPhoto 6 can be modified. Check our live demo to see what Crafted looks like.

Create a design copy

To begin, you’ll want to visit the “ProPhoto > Manage Designs” screen in your ProPhoto software, and scroll down to locate the included Crafted design. Click the Create New Design button to make a copy.

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A popup will allow you to give your new copy a unique name and description so you can find it easily later. Click Copy and the new copy will be added to your other saved designs further up the screen. When you’re ready, click Customize to start working with Crafted privately.

When you click to Customize a design instead of Go Live, your design will be visible to you and other admins when signed into WordPress. Visitors will continue to see your Live Design so you can work privately on your customizing design. Learn more in our Create and Manage Designs guide.

Use the on-boarder

Use the ProPhoto on-boarding wizard to setup a design with the basics. When you activate the design from "ProPhoto > Manage Designs" (or when you click the Setup button in that screen) you will be guided through the setup of a few key items, including: Finally, you'll be introduced to the ProPhoto Bar which helps you find where to change background images, where to locate widgets, and even switch designs as you view your site. This brief video explains the on-boarding wizard:

About the layout editor & templates

If you aren’t already familiar with the Layout Editor or how it works, you’ll want to learn a bit about it before you modify the Crafted design. We have plenty of info in our Layout editor guide.

We also recommend learning about page Templates, even though the Crafted design uses only one base template, you will probably create others. See our Designs & Templates guide for more information.

Edit the header image

To use your own photo for header image seen on the front page of your site, go to the “ProPhoto > Customizer > Layout” screen and find the graphics widget. Click to edit it and replace the image with your own, demonstrated in this video clip:

Use a photo slideshow instead

If you would rather use a photo slideshow, you can do that as well. Start by making a new gallery style which uses slideshow playback (see our Gallery styles guide for details) in the “ProPhoto > Customizer > (toggle top-left switch to “Design”) > Galleries” screen.

Then, return to the “ProPhoto > Customizer > Layout” screen to delete the graphics widget and add a galleries widget in it’s place. Select a gallery you have created and your new slideshow style before clicking to save your widget, all demonstrated in this video clip:

We have a full suite of Galleries tutorials to help get you familiar with how to create and use galleries and gallery styles, so check out our Photo galleries guide for details.

Modify the social media links

To edit where the default Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest menu items link, you will edit two menus.

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Begin by going to the “ProPhoto > Customizer > (toggle top-left switch to “Design”) > Menus” screen.

From the top of that screen, choose the Secondary Left menu structure to edit the Facebook and Twitter menu items. Or, choose the Secondary Right menu structure to edit the Instagram and Pinterest menu items.

Select each menu item and fill in your social media URL (preferably, copy-paste it from your browser address bar – don’t forget the https:// portion!) and save your changes, as demonstrated in this video clip:

Repeat the process for any other social links you want to change.

Also, you might consider using the Call To Action feature to add social buttons or links below your pages – see our separate Call To Action guide for details about using that tool.

Edit the logo

The logo in the Crafted design is created as a Tile. You can edit Tiles by going to the “ProPhoto > Customizer > (toggle “Template” to “Design” at the top-left) > Tiles” area.

p6-crafted-tiles-screenYou can easily tweak the original color and edit the text used in the logo tile design by editing the different layers, like typing in your own text, seen in this short video clip:

To learn about editing image layers, changing styling, creating hover effects & animation, and much more, see our Tiles guide.

To use tiles, you’ll usually create a widget in your layout – see our Graphics widget guide for more info.

If you have questions about using different parts of your design, search this website for help, or contact us for guidance.

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