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VideoBox – Changelog

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VideoBox – Changing Layout of the Theme and Posts

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Homepage & Archive Pages Layout

The layout of the theme can be easily changed in the Customizer > Layouts:

You can easily add a sidebar to the theme by choosing the layout with a sidebar on the right.

Below you can see a few variations you can get by changing available options:


Posts & Pages Layout

The layout of single posts can be changed from the Post Layout section when editing a post:

You can either display the sidebar on the right, or change the layout to full-width page.


To create a full-width page, simply choose the “Full-with” page template when creating a page:

VideoBox – Configure Homepage

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In order to get the same layout on the homepage as in the demo, your homepage must be configured to display your latest posts:

As you can see in the above screenshot, this option can be found in the Settings > Reading page of your WordPress Dashboard.


Homepage Structure (Default)

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When your website is configured to display the latest posts on the homepage, then you will get the following elements and areas on it:

Featured Slider
– Full-width widget area (for Carousel widget)
Latest Posts area (automatically displays Latest/Popular) posts
– Full-width widget area

This is a fixed structure, but since it includes widget areas, you can easily display in them different widgets, including custom layouts created with a page builder.


Each section from homepage includes additional options in the Theme Options page. For example, in this article you can find out how to configure the Homepage Slider, so make sure to check other articles listed at the bottom of this page.

The layout of the Recent Posts area can be also changed easily, and you can even add a sidebar on the right. You can find details in this article.


Adding Carousel Widget

VideoBox theme includes a custom widget called WPZOOM: Carousel Slider which you can add in multiple instances on the homepage widget areas to display posts from a single or multiple categories:

VideoBox – FAQ

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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.

VideoBox – Widgets structure in the Demo

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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