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CookBook – Featured Slider on the Homepage

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The featured slider from the homepage can be configured and customized from Elementor.

When adding the CookBook Slideshow widget to a page, you can choose which posts are shown in it:

How to Mark a Post as Featured

If you want to display specific posts in the slideshow, you must mark them as featured.

Featuring a post is possible in 2 methods:

Option 1: Check the “Feature in Homepage Slider” option

This option is located in the Post Options section when editing a post:

If you don’t see this option in the right sidebar, look below the editor.

Option 2: Star icon on the Posts page

Once you have marked a few posts as featured, configure the CookBook Slideshow widget in Elementor to display Featured Posts.

How to change the order of featured posts

By default, featured posts are ordered by date, but you can easily change their order from Posts > Featured Posts page.

Simply drag & drop posts in the order you want, then click on the Save button at the bottom.

CookBook – Customizations: Logo, Colors and Fonts

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In the CookBook theme many options can be changed and customized from Theme Customizer. You can access the Customizer from Themes Page.

In Site Identity you can upload your own logo image.

In Header Options you can hide the search form in the header.

In Footer you can change the number of widget columns in the Footer.

CookBook – FAQ

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How can I change the number of posts on archive pages (category, blog)?

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

CookBook – How to add Advertising Banners

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There are a few banner locations in this theme and you can manage them in Theme Options > Banners:
Header Banner – appears on the right, and the logo will be aligned to the left in this case.
After First Post – appears after first Sticky post.


CookBook – Instagram Bar in the Footer

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CookBook includes a full-width widgetized area in the footer called Instagram Bar.

In this area you can place the Instagram widget which you can get by installing our free plugin Instagram Widget by WPZOOM

1. Install the Instagram widget by WPZOOM plugin (From Plugins > Add New page)

2. Activate the plugin and connect it with your Instagram account in Settings > Instagram Widget page:

3. Go to the Widgets page and add the Instagram Widget by WPZOOM widget in the Instagram Bar area:

4. In order for the Instagram bar to fill entire width with images, we recommend increasing the number of images to something like 14-20 and the Image size to 240px or larger: