Theme Quick Specs
- Responsive – Yes
- Theme Width – 1200px
- Post Content Width – 800px
- Custom Widgets – Carousel, Recent Posts, Featured Category, Social Icons, Latest Tweets, Instagram
Recommended Plugins (free)
Social Icons Widget – free plugin that allows you to create a list of your social profiles. You’ll need it to add social icons from the top menu bar.
Instagram Widget – another free plugin created by us which you can use to add a scroller with your Instagram photos in the Footer, like in the demo. Make sure to set the space between images in the settings to 0.
Jetpack – a free plugin that includes numerous features that you can active to add extra functionalities in the theme. Recommended features to activate: Infinite Scroll, Sharing Buttons, Related Posts, Tiled Galleries, Carousel, Contact Form.
MailPoet Newsletters – a plugin that allows to create and send newsletters to your subscribers. It also includes a widget that you can add in the sidebar or in the post content widget area.
Customize Colors, Logo, Fonts and other
To Customize different elements of the theme, go to the Appearance > Customizer page.
To enable the eCommerce feature in the theme, you’ll need to install the free WooCommerce plugin.
Infinite Scroll can be added by activating Infinite Scroll feature from
Contact Form Page
You can add a newsletter subscription form in widget areas by installing the MailPoet Newsletters plugin (formerly Wysija Newsletters). The plugin is free and also includes a widget called MailPoet Subscription Form
How to Change Logo, Colors and Fonts.
In VideoBox theme many options can be changed and customized from Theme Customizer. You can access the Customizer from Themes Page.
In General you can upload your own logo image or change site background.
In Header you can change the layout of the header area.
In Footer you can change the number of widget columns in the Footer.
Add Menu in the Sidebar
- To add a menu in the Sidebar panel, you have to create first a menu in the Menus page.
- Once you have created a menu, go the Widgets page and add the “Custom Menu” widget in the Sidebar.
- Make sure to select the newly created menu in the Custom Menu widget settings.
- You can also add the Search widget at the top in the Sidebar to add a search form like in the demo.
Adding Posts to Featured Slider
- To add a new post in the slider on the homepage, edit the post you want to feature and check the Featured in Homepage Slider option.
- Upload a Featured Image to the post.
Customize Category Pages
In order to customize the page of a specific Category, navigate to the Posts > Categories page in the WordPress Dashboard. After that edit a category you want, and you can add there description, change the default color or upload a Cover Image.
Add Infinite Scroll, Sharing Buttons, Related Posts, Tiled Galleries and other Jetpack Features
Numerous features can be added quickly in the theme from Jetpack Plugin: Tiled Galleries, Related Posts, Extra Sidebar Widgets, etc.
Recommended Jetpack Features:
If you need help installing and activating these features, please see this tutorial: Getting started with Jetpack.
Here’s how you can create a Tiled Mosaic Gallery:
To add widgets in this theme, access Appearance -> Widgets menu, and drag widgets to your widgetized areas to activate them.
Widgets Structure in Demo
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
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?
- Go to Settings > Reading
- 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.