We use a lot of the WordPress X Theme (aka XTheme or X | The Theme). We frequently do X Theme custom development and X Theme support for customers who have a long-term goal of being self-sufficient (hence why they chose WordPress as a CMS). These customers always ask us, “What are the best X Theme WordPress tutorial and training videos?” “If I want to do X Theme maintenance or X Theme custom development, where should I go?” Here is a guide to the 10 best X Theme WordPress Tutorial Videos.
1. General X Theme Review:
This video does a great job as a general review of X Theme and what you can expect from the theme. It briefly reviews the different X Theme Integrity, Renew, Icon, and Ethos demos / templates and highlights the power of using X Theme to build your WordPress website.
2. X Theme WordPress Download & Installation:
Need help knowing how to download and install the X Theme? This video is your guide. It will show you step by step how to go through the process of getting the core X Theme installation onto your computer.
3. Installing and Configuring Demo Content
Because you may want to install more than the vanilla theme, we recommend watching this video to learn how to install the different X Theme demos (Integrity, Renew, Icon, Ethos). It shows you how to get these demos installed and the basic configuration process for each of these X Theme demos.
4. Revolution Slider Overview
On X Theme, you can choose to use Revolution Slider to build, set up, and configure your website. This video will support you in using Revolution Slider. Revolution Slider is the most popular slider on WordPress. It is used across most major premium themes and is easy to use. With Revolution Slider, you can build beautiful slides and hero images on your website.
5. Cornerstone Page Builder
X Theme has its own Cornerstone page builder. Using Cornerstone you can easily build out great looking pages. This video is a tutorial of tips and tricks for supporting the X Theme Cornerstone page builder.
6. Visual Composer versus Cornerstone:
Should you use Cornerstone Page Builder or Visual Composer with X Theme to build out your website? This is a common question and not a simple answer. There are quite a few different factors to consider when choosing Cornerstone versus Visual Composer (VC) debate. This video does a great job at reviewing the pluses and minuses of both Cornerstone and Visual composer.
7. Custom CSS on X Theme
At ThemeSupport, we do a lot of Custom CSS on X Theme, as well as on other WordPress themes. Obviously, there is not a one-stop video to teach you to code custom CSS in a few minutes. However, if you want to learn how and where to make some minor custom CSS styling changes, this video guide is a great option for you. And remember, if you get stuck, you can always reach out to us for Custom CSS on any WordPress theme.
8. Customizing Menus
It’s important to get your website menus just right. This little gem showcases how to set up and customize your website menus in WordPress, using the X Theme WordPress theme as an example.
9. WooCommerce Integration
Do you plan to build an eCommerce site? Then you will likely use WooCommerce, the number one most popular eCommerce plugin for WordPress. This video shows how to integrate WooCommerce into X Theme to enable your site to sell products.
10. Odds & Ends on XTheme
A lot of time, there are finishing touches and odds and ends to wrap up when building a website. This video guides you through these final-mile details. There is a great section on using FTP to upload and update themes and plugins, information on getting rid of comment fields on pages, and an overview on Editing auto-generated pages and editing category archive headings (such as making a 5-colum row with X Theme).
If you get stuck on any aspect of X Theme, feel free to use the contact form on the right to ask us a question. ThemeSupport is a 3rd party provider of X Theme WordPress Support and X Theme WordPress development and we’d love to consult with you on any XTheme customization issues.