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Alpha

Theme Quick Specs

  • Responsive – Yes
  • Theme Width – 1100px
  • Sidebar Width – 300px
  • Post Content Width – 700px
  • Ad Zones – Header (728x90px), Homepage Top (728x90px), Slider (728x90px), Left Sidebar (160x600px), Sidebar (300x250px)
  • Page Templates – Blog, Archives, Full-width, Sidebar on the left
  • Menu Locations – Top Menu, Main Menu
  • Custom Widgets – Video Widget, Facebook Like Box, Featured Category, Popular Posts, Recent Comments (with avatar), Recent Posts, Social Widget, Twitter

Theme Overview

Demo Content Importer

To get quickly the same look of the theme as in the demo see here instructions to Import the Demo Content.

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Adding Posts to Featured Slider

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  1. To add a new post in the slider on the homepage, edit the post you want to feature and check the Feature this Post? option.
  2. Insert the embed code in the Embed Video field or Upload a Featured Image to the post.
  3. Go to WPZOOM > Theme Options and from Homepage > Featured Slider menu you can change additional options for the slider

Setting up Page Templates (Blog, Arhives)

  1. To create a page with all your blog posts or archives, navigate to WordPress Dashboard -> Pages -> Add New
  2. Look for the Page Attributes box in the right side, and select Blog or Archives from the Template drop-down.
  3. After you will publish this page, all blog posts will appear in it.

Widgets

To add widgets in this theme, access Appearance -> Widgets menu, and drag widgets to your widgetized areas to activate them.

Widgets Structure in Demo

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Load Default Widgets

From Theme Options you can load automatically default widgets, exactly as in theme demo. All you have to do is to navigate to Theme Options -> Import/Export -> Widgets and click the button Load default widget settings

FAQ

How do I change summary content (Excerpt) for a post?

On editing page of a post, look for a field called Excerpt. You can add here summaries for your posts each time you want to adjust manually the length of text which appears in Slider, Recent Articles, Post Archives or when you simply want to have a different text than the automatically picked excerpt.

How can I change the number of posts on homepage?

  1. Go to Settings > Reading
  2. Find Blog pages show at most option, and change the number of posts.

How do I add a Contact Form?

You’d need to install Jetpack plugin and activate the Contact Form feature.

Last updated on May 13, 2016
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