Getting started

Welcome to Gust! There are a few things you'll need to get started.

Installing the theme

Getting the theme installed is the same as any other WordPress theme. Make sure you log in as an admin and go to Appearance > Themes > Add New. Once the theme is uploaded, activate it and you're good to go.

Receiving automatic updates

Premium Users

When you purchase Gust, you'll receive a licence key. It will be displayed on screen, emailed to you, and you can always access it from your account if you lose it. Once you have Gust installed, head over to the Gust settings from the WordPress dashboard and enter this licence key into the licence key field.

Note that you can only use a licence key on one site at a time. If you attempt to add a licence key to a website and the licence key is active on another website, you'll be prompted to remove it from the other site first.

Once you have your licence key added, you'll receive automatic updates to Gust as you normally would with any other theme.

Free users

If you're using the free version of Gust you'll receive automatic updates as they become available.

Getting familiar with Tailwind CSS

Tailwind CSS is what really allows Gust to be so flexible. If you're not already familiar with it, I'd highly recommend taking a look at their website first, before going any further.

In a nutshell, instead of providing you with CSS classes that defines what something is ( e.g. .button ), Tailwind provides you with utility classes that describes how something should look. Using a button as an example, we might have something like this in our HTML <button class="p-2 text-white bg-primary"> which gives some padding ( .p-2 ), sets the background colour to the primary colour ( .bg-primary ) and sets the text to white ( .text-white ).

All the components that come out of the box with Gust have a collection of these classes set up for you, but you're encouraged to modify these to suit your own needs. You can find out more on that on the Customising styles, fonts, and colours and Components pages.