Getting Started with Color Palette Addon


Color Palette Addon is a simple extension to the Cornerstone theme. This plugin only modifies the color scheme of the Cornerstone theme so that theme must be installed and activated in order to use Color Palette Addon.

This short tutorial will help you through the basic process of installing and using Color Palette Addon for the first time.

Download Plugin Files

After you purchase Color Palette Addon, or subscribed to the Pro Church Plan, you will receive an email with links to download the plugin zip file. Click the link for the Color Palette Addon and save it for later.


Alternatively, you can login and visit your account page at and choose the “View Details and Downloads link” under the “Payment History” tab.account_links


View your license by clicking “View Licenses”. We’ll be using this for activation, support, and updates with the WP for Church Sidekick plugin (which you need to download as well for installation later).

Install Color Palette Addon

Now that your plugin file is downloaded, log in to your WordPress site and from the admin menu navigate to Plugins > Add New. From there click on the button to Upload Plugin.


From the upload page click Choose File and then locate the file you previously saved and upload it. Once uploaded and installed you have the option to activate the plugin immediately which you want to do by clicking the Activate Plugin link.


Once Color Palette Addon is successfully installed you want to take a moment to activate your license for it in WP for Church Sidekick so that you receive updates and important notices automatically. You need to have Sidekick already installed and your licence key from your WP for Church account page.

To register your license simply navigate to WP for Church > Manage Licenses from the admin panel. Copy and paste your license key in the appropriate field and click Save License Key Changes.


Change Theme Colors

customizer_color_paletteColor Palette Addon does not have it’s own menu option because it is just an extension to the Cornerstone theme. Instead, an extra option is included in the theme customization menu. To find this option, navigate to Appearance > Customize from the WordPress dashboard.

The option is titled Alternate Color Scheme and is usually located at the bottom of the customizer menu (reference illustration at right).

Clicking the option extends a sub-menu where you can choose between original, light and dark color schemes. Once you choose a new color scheme make sure to click the “Save & Publish” button at the top to apply the changes.

Screenshots of the Cornerstone demo using the three different color schemes are showcased on the Color Palette Add-on product page for easy reference.


Congratulations! You know everything you need to know to get started with the Color Palette Addon for Cornerstone! There are no additional settings to change because this is an extremely simple and lightweight plugin.

Enjoy using Cornerstone Theme and if you have any questions, feel free to contact us for support.