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Balance – Recommended Jetpack Features

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Add Sharing Buttons, Related Posts, Tiled Galleries and other Jetpack Features

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Numerous features can be added quickly in the theme from Jetpack Plugin: Tiled Galleries, Related Posts, Extra Sidebar Widgets, etc.

Recommended Jetpack Features:

Related Posts
Extra Sidebar Widgets
Post by Email
Tiled Galleries

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:

Balance – Shop Page Layout (WooCommerce)

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Change WooCommerce (Shop) Pages Layout

By default WooCommerce pages are full-width, without sidebar, but you can easily add a sidebar on the left or right by changing the layout in Theme Options -> WooCommerce Options:

After that make sure to add the needed widgets in the Shop Sidebar widget area on the Widgets page:

Balance – How to create the Blog page

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How to create a Blog page in Balance theme:

  1. Navigate to PagesAdd New and create a new page
  2. You can name your new page Blog or anything else you want
  3. Publish the page
  4. Go to SettingsReading page.
  5. In order to show the blog posts on the new page, just select it in the dropdown Posts Page and save changes.

Now your latest blog posts will appear automatically on that page. You can also change the number of posts shown on each page from the same settings page.

If you’re looking to make other changes to your Blog page, like switching from default layout with sidebar to 3-column layout, you can do that from the Theme Options page, in the “Blog Page”:

Balance – Homepage Slideshow Set up

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To add a new image in the Homepage Slideshow, go to Slideshow > Add New and create a new post with more details for each individual slide:


More options for the slideshow can be found in Theme Options > Homepage Slideshow:

Balance – Unyson Page Builder Integration (old)

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Set up Homepage

In order to create a homepage like the demo, you have to create a new static page with the Homepage (Unyson Builder) page template, and then set it as you Front Page in Settings > Reading.

How to use the Page Builder

Looking for a Page Builder with more features? Try Beaver Builder Lite or Beaver Builder Premium. We also have a free plugin with additional widgets for the free version of Beaver Builder. View more details.

Here’s a video tutorial for Page Builder from Presence theme, but the instructions are actual for Balance too:

In order to activate the Page Builder, you’ll need to install the Unyson plugin, which is available for free.
After installing the theme, you’ll see a message at the top that offers to install and activate the plugin quickly:


Install the plugin and Activate it.

After that a new section called Unyson will appear in the dashboard menu:


Go to the Unyson page, and install the Page Builder extension.

Now you can use the Page Builder when you create or edit pages.

Here’s how you can create a new page to use it as front page and how to load the same layout from the demo:


In the following video you can see a walkthrough the Page Builder extension:

Important Notice

  1. In order to display the slideshow at the top, select the Homepage (Unyson Builder) page template for the page that you’ll set as Front Page
  2. To set a page you’ve created as front page, go to Settings > Reading and select in the Front Page dropdown.