2017 for Writers


Free theme

Twenty Seventeen is a free theme offered by WordPress. It includes header video and immersive featured images. It also features multiple sections on the front page as well as widgets, navigation and social menus, a logo, and more.

When you download and install GoCreate’s 2017 child theme, you’ll also get a landing page template, a built-in cookie bar, and a custom 404 page. You’ll need additional plugins to handle books and newsletter sign-ups.

Version 1.1 was released on Jan 26, 2019. It hides the page title. See video tutorial below.

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  • + Everything that comes with Twenty Seventeen
    Read up on it here.
    • + Blank/Landing Page Template
      To create pages without navigation menu/footer.
      • + Built-In Cookie Bar
        To meet various countries' requirements.
        • + Built-In 404 Widget Area
          To control what appears when readers land where they shouldn't. You go through Appearance -> Widgets and then populate the 404 widget area with whatever you want.

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  • No Built-in Book Features
    You'll have to install one of the many free book plugins out there: Mooberry Book Manager, Totally Booked, or MyBookTable.
  • Doesn't Work on Free WordPress.com Sites
    In order for you to upload (any) theme to WordPress.com, you need to pay for their business plan. And if you're going to spend 25USD/month on that, I highly recommend you hire me to install a premium theme instead of this free theme that requires lots of work on your part.

Video Tutorials

Installation + Landing Page Instructions

Embedding + Editing the newsletter code

Delivering ebook upon sign-up


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