Luminate

luminate-customizer

Thanks for trying the Luminate theme! If you don’t find you question answered here, try our general documentation page or contact support.

Page Showcase

To set up the page showcase layout as shown in the demo, please follow the steps below:

  1. Create a new page or edit an existing page that will be used as the Showcase. Then select the “Page Showcase Template” (found in the right column in your editor window).
  2. You’ll can also choose a layout for this template. There’s four options: Single Column, Single Column Narrow, Sidebar Right, or Sidebar Left. If you want to use a specific layout, go ahead and select this (also in the right column of the editor window). Then click save.
  3. If you want the Showcase to appear on your home page, go to your Dashboard and under Settings > Reading, set the page from step 1 as your “Front Page”. If you’re using the Page Showcase on the home page and would still would like to have a blog displayed separately, create a blank page called “Blog” or something similar and select that as “Posts Page” under Front Page.
  4. To select which pages show on the showcase page, go to your Dashboard and under Appearance > Customize look for the “Page Showcase” options. You can set up to 5 pages.
  5. If you are using on the of the single column layouts, select 4 pages to display. If you’re displaying a sidebar, you can choose 3 or 5.

Menus

There are three available menus areas. The primary menu displays to the right of your site title or logo. The top menu displays are the in the bar above your logo. The footer menu displays in the footer. Each menu is optional.

To set up new menus, go to Appearance > Menus in your Dashboard.

To activate the social media icons feature, simply create a custom link with a link to the account/profile page as shown below:

social-links

You can add these links to your header or footer menu.

The following social networks have custom icons available:

  • behance.com
  • dribbble.com
  • facebook.com
  • flickr.com
  • github.com
  • linkedin.com
  • pinterest.com
  • plus.google.com
  • instagr.am
  • instagram.com
  • skype.com
  • spotify.com
  • tumblr.com
  • twitter.com
  • vimeo.com

If you need another service added, please open a support request.

Customization Options

With the Luminate theme, you have a number of different customization options for your site.

Styling and general options are available under Appearance > Customize.

Site Title, Tagline and Logo

  • Here you can upload your own logo, if desired. You can also choose to display a site tagline or title.

Top Navigation

  • If you have a “Top Menu” set, it will display in the bar above the header. You can also set text to display here, like a phone number or office hours.

Layout

This theme has four layout options in addition to the Showcase Template:

  • Single Column
  • Narrow Column
  • 2 Columns: Content / Sidebar
  • 2 Columns: Sidebar / Content

Colors

  • Background Color sets the overall website background color.
  • Highlight Color changes link color in the content section and button backgrounds.
  • Highlight Hover changes the hover link color in the content section.

Widget Areas

Luminate has two widget areas, one for the sidebar and one for the footer.

For the sidebar, it will display on all posts, if a sidebar layout is selected under Layout in the Customize area. A sidebar will display on individual pages if the sidebar display option is selected in the Page Editor.

For the footer, the display of widgets will depend on how many are selected. One or two widgets will expand to fill the entire footer area. Three or more widgets will cause the footer to display in three columns.

Zelda

zelda

Zelda is a responsive theme that’s ideal for business or magazine layouts. With this theme, you can choose a selection of pages or posts to display on your home page using the showcase templates. Fonts and colors are also customizable.

Showcase Layout

When installing Zelda for the first time, you will get a single page/post display.

To set up the showcase layout with up to five posts or pages featured as in the demo, please follow the steps below.

  1. Decide if you want to feature up to five pages, or five blog posts.
  2. Create a new page or choose your existing home page, if one exists. If you want pages to appear on the showcase page, select the “Page Showcase Template” (found in the right column in your editor window). If you want posts to appear instead, choose “Post Showcase Template.”
  3. If you want the Showcase to appear on your home page, go to your Dashboard and under Settings > Reading, set the page from step 2 as your “Front Page”. If you’re using the Page Showcase Template and still would like to have a blog displayed separately, create a blank page called “Blog” or something similar and select that as “Posts Page” under Front Page.
  4. For pages to show up on the Showcase page, you will need to first set the Page Showcase Template option like you did for the first page in step 2.
  5. To select which pages show on the showcase page, go to your Dashboard and under Appearance > Customize look for the “Showcase” options. You can choose from any pages you set with the Page Showcase Template in step 4. Be sure to choose your home page as one of the Showcase Pages. Other pages you select here, if any, will display underneath the page you designate as “Front Page” in step 3.
  6. If you prefer to display posts, be sure to set the Posts Showcase Template in step 2, and then in your Showcase options you can choose to display all posts, or posts using a tag you choose.

Menus

There are two available menus areas. The primary menu displays above the site title and tagline, to the right of your site title or logo. The footer menu displays in the footer. Each menu is optional.

To set up new menus, go to Appearance > Menus in your Dashboard.

To activate the social media icons feature, simply create a custom link with a link to the account/profile page as shown below:

Screen Shot 2015-05-15 at 4.56.54 PM

You can add these links to your header or footer menu.

The following social networks have custom icons available:

  • behance.com
  • dribbble.com
  • facebook.com
  • flickr.com
  • github.com
  • linkedin.com
  • pinterest.com
  • plus.google.com
  • instagr.am
  • instagram.com
  • skype.com
  • spotify.com
  • tumblr.com
  • twitter.com
  • vimeo.com

If you need another service added, please open a support request.

Customization Options

With the Zelda theme, you have a number of different customization options for your site.

Styling and general options are available under Appearance > Customize.

Colors

You can customize the colors for several different areas of your site:

  • Background Color sets the overall website background color.
  • Primary Accent Color affects your site link and button color.
  • Outer Background Color will change the color of your main content area. On the home page when using the Showcase Template, that will impact the header and footer areas. On pages and posts, it will also include the background fill around the post content.
  • Outer Text Color and Outer Link Color are the colors that will show up in the header and footer areas. These colors should be chosen to contrast with the color you set as your Outer Background Color so that your site title, menu and footer nwill be visible.

Logo

  • Here you can upload your own logo, if desired, as well as a favicon, the small image associated with your site that shows up in the browser tab. You can also upload an Apple Touch icon if you wish.

Layout

With the Zelda theme, you have three layout options in addition to the Showcase Template for the home page:

  • 1 Column
  • 2 Columns: Content / Sidebar
  • 2 Columns: Sidebar / Content

Layout options can also be set on a per post or page basis in the settings in the post/page editor window.

General

Options here include:

  • Display Post Dates
  • Display Featured Images

Typography

You can choose your header and body fonts from a wide range of styles. The preview window will display the new font before you save the changes, so you can select the best font for your needs.

Footer

You can modify what, if anything, displays in the footer. This is a great place to include design credits and copyright information.

Further Customizations

If you need to make additional style changes or alter the theme template files, please read this post, which also includes downloadable child themes.

Cascade

cascade-screenshot

Cascade is a modern theme great for photography websites, personal blogs, restaurants and small businesses. Its clean presentation allows your content to shine.

Cascade offers multiple layouts. Choose a one-column design with varying widths, or add a left or right sidebar next to your content. The theme offers three menu locations, social icons, and both sidebar and footer widgets.

Using the theme customizer, you can choose from dozens of text and display fonts. You can also modify the website and header colors, use a custom background image, and upload your own logo and favicon.

Menus

There are three available menus areas. The primary menu displays above the site title and tagline, the secondary menu displays at the bottom of the header, and the footer menu displays in the footer. Each menu is optional.

To set up new menus, go to "Appearance" > "Menus".

Social icons will automatically be displayed for the following social networks. If you need one added, please open a support request.

  • behance.com
  • dribbble.com
  • facebook.com
  • flickr.com
  • github.com
  • linkedin.com
  • pinterest.com
  • plus.google.com
  • instagr.am
  • instagram.com
  • skype.com
  • spotify.com
  • tumblr.com
  • twitter.com
  • vimeo.com

Widgets

There are two available widget areas. “Sidebar” and “Footer”.

Supported Plugins

Customization Options

Styling and general options are available under "Appearance" > "Customize".

Header

  • In the Header settings you can modify the Header background color or add a background image for the header itself. If you upload a background image, you can scale the image to fit the width of the header, or repeat. Scaling is great for larger images, and tiling can make an interesting pattern depending on the image selected.

Logo

  • In the Logo settings you can upload your own logo, if desired, as well as a favicon, the small image associated with your site that shows up in the browser tab. You can also upload an Apple Touch icon if you wish.

Layout

Using Cascade, you have four layout options:

  • 1 Column Wide
  • 1 Column Narrow
  • 2 Columns: Content / Sidebar
  • 2 Columns: Sidebar / Content

Layout options can also be set on a per post or page basis in the settings in the post/page editor window.

General

Options here include:

  • Display Post Dates
  • Display Featured Images

Typography

You can choose your header and body fonts from a wide range of styles. The preview window will display the new font before you save the changes, so you can select the best font for your needs.

Footer

You can modify what, if anything, displays in the footer. This is a great place to include design credits and copyright information.

Further Customizations

If you need to make additional style changes or alter the theme template files, please read this post, which also includes downloadable child themes.

Gather

screenshot-gather

Gather is a highly adaptable theme for displaying products, art, and content. Choose your own fonts, update colors, or upload a logo using the theme customizer. Multiple menu locations, social icons, and widget areas are available.

See How it Works

Layout

By default, Gather displays one column of content, which is referred to as the “Standard layout.” However, you can choose to display your posts in 2, 3 or 4 columns on the home page. To do this, first go to your Dashboard and under Settings > Reading, make sure “Recent Posts” is selected as the display option. Then navigate to Appearance > Customize, and under Layout, you can choose a one to four column layout, with the preview showing you what you can expect with each option.

Menus

There are two available menus areas. The primary menu displays above the site title and tagline, to the right of your site title or logo. The footer menu displays in the footer. Each menu is optional.

To set up new menus, go to Appearance > Menus in your Dashboard.

To activate the social media icons feature, simply create a custom link with a link to the account/profile page as shown below:

Screen Shot 2015-05-15 at 4.56.54 PM

You can add these links to your header or footer menu.

The following social networks have custom icons available:

  • behance.com
  • dribbble.com
  • facebook.com
  • flickr.com
  • github.com
  • linkedin.com
  • pinterest.com
  • plus.google.com
  • instagr.am
  • instagram.com
  • skype.com
  • spotify.com
  • tumblr.com
  • twitter.com
  • vimeo.com

If you need another service added, please open a support request.

Widgets

There are two available widget areas, one in the optional sidebar and one in the footer. You can set these under Appearance > Widgets, or Appearance > Customize.

By default, both the sidebar and footer widget areas are empty and will not display unless there are widgets added. This way, if you do not wish to use these areas, the layout will adjust accordingly.

If you add widgets to the Sidebar, the Sidebar will display on individual pages or posts. You can turn on and off the sidebar on archive pages by selecting “Display Sidebar on Archives” under the Layout option. This will also allow you to modify the sidebar widgets in the Customizer screen.

The footer widget area will automatically expand to fit up to three columns, depending on the number of widgets you place within the footer. One widget will expand across the width of the footer; more widgets will create additional columns, with three or more widgets filling out the full three columns.

Customization Options

With the Gather theme, you have a number of different customization options for your site.

Styling and general options are available under Appearance > Customize.

Header

  • In the Header settings you can modify the Header background color or add a background image for the header itself. If you upload a background image, you can scale the image to fit the width of the header, or repeat. Scaling is great for larger images, and tiling can make an interesting pattern depending on the image selected.

Logo

  • In the Logo settings you can upload your own logo, if desired, as well as a favicon, the small image associated with your site that shows up in the browser tab. You can also upload an Apple Touch icon if you wish.

Navigation Styles

The Gather theme offers two menus, one above the site title (the Primary Menu) and one below the site title (the Secondary Menu). You can modify the colors for both menus here. All colors can be previewed in the Customizer before saving.

  • Background: changes the background of the menu bar itself.
  • Background Hover: changes the color of the box that appears when a visitor hovers over a menu item. This can be a contrasting color to the background, or just a slightly lighter or darker shade of the same color used for the menu itself.
  • Border
  • Search Box is a toggle to choose whether or not to display the search box in the menu bar.

Colors

The Gather theme also allows you to modify many site colors outside of the header and menu. These options include:

  • Site Background Color sets the overall website background color.
  • Primary Color sets the title color for your pages and posts. It also sets the color of your footer text and the links in your pages and posts.
  • Secondary Color
  • Site Title Color will allow you to change the color of the primary site title.
  • Site Title Hover Color will change the color of the site title when a visitor hovers over the title.
  • Site Tagline Color changes the color of the tagline below the title.

Layout

With the Gather theme, you have several layout options:

  • 1, 2, 3, or 4 columns on archive pages
  • Sidebar right or sidebar left
  • Optional sidebar on archive pages

General

Options here include:

  • Display Post Dates
  • Display Featured Images

Typography

You can choose your header and body fonts from a wide range of styles. The preview window will display the new font before you save the changes, so you can select the best font for your needs.

Footer

You can modify what, if anything, displays in the footer. This is a great place to include design credits and copyright information.

Further Customizations

If you need to make additional style changes or alter the theme template files, please read this post, which also includes downloadable child themes.

Supported Plugins

JetPack

Easy Digital Downloads

Summit

Summit

Summit is a bold, one-column WordPress theme perfect for blogs and small business websites.

See How it Works

Customization Options

These are available under “Appearance” > “Customize”.

Header Settings

  • You can upload a custom logo instead of the site title.
  • Header image options include choosing a preset image, randomizing the image, or uploading your own. The theme will automatically resize uploaded images to fit. You can also choose not to display a header image. Finally, you can modify the header background color (for headers without an image)
  • You can modify the site title text color as well as the color for the tagline underneath, or you can hide the tagline completely.
  • With the Header Overlay Color settings you can change the tonal color of the image you’re using, and with the Header Overlay Opacity settings you can fade the image to allow your site title to pop.
  • The optional Header Social Menu allows you to display social media icons in the header, under the site title/tagline. To set this, create a custom menu with your social media links, and choose that menu under the Social Menu settings.  See below for custom menus.

General

  • You can choose a custom background color or upload a background image for the site.
  • If you wish, you can select a different highlight color for your site, which will change the color of your links and buttons.
  • You can also choose whether or not to display dates on blog posts. This is a great option to choose if you’re using posts for a purpose other than a chronological blog, such as product pages.

Menu

There are two available menus areas. The primary menu displays under the header, and the social menu allows social media icons to display under the site title or logo. Each menu is optional.

To set up new menus, go to Appearance > Menus in your Dashboard.

To activate the social media icons feature, simply create a custom link with a link to the account/profile page as shown below:

Screen Shot 2015-05-15 at 4.56.54 PM

You can add these links to your header or footer menu.

The following social networks have custom icons available:

  • behance.com
  • dribbble.com
  • facebook.com
  • flickr.com
  • github.com
  • linkedin.com
  • pinterest.com
  • plus.google.com
  • instagr.am
  • instagram.com
  • skype.com
  • spotify.com
  • tumblr.com
  • twitter.com
  • vimeo.com

If you need another service added, please open a support request.

Footer

  • Modify what, if anything, displays in the footer. This is a great place to include design credits and copyright information.
  • There are two columns for widgets

Further Customizations

If you need to make additional style changes or alter the theme template files, please read this post, which also includes downloadable child themes.

Supported Plugins

Read more about these in the demo page.

Ambience

ambience

Custom Menus

This theme comes with (1) custom menu location(s): Primary. See how to create and use menus here.

Menu Icons

When you link to social media sites, like Twitter for example, Ambience will automatically add a logo icon of that site next to your link. There’s no special step you need to take, the theme will scan to see if “twitter.com” exists within the link address. The same goes for Instagram, Facebook, etc.

menu icons for linking to social media sites
menu icons for linking to social media sites

There are two additional icons: Envelope (for email links) and RSS (for RSS feed links).

  • Envelope icon, if URL contains mailto:
  • RSS icon, if URL ends with /feed or /feed/

Widgets

Ambience widgets area is self-aware. The layout of this area will adjust to the number widgets you’ve placed in this area — 1 column for 1 widget, 2 columns for 2 widgets, and 3 columns for 3 widgets. Note: no more than 3 widgets at a time is ideal.

Self aware widgets area that changes columns depending on the number of widgets
Self aware widgets area that changes columns depending on the number of widgets

Page Templates

This theme has (1) custom page template(s): Portfolio. See how to use custom page templates here.

The Portfolio template is to be used with the Custom Content Portfolio plugin. You can only use this template when you’ve installed the plugin and have added several portfolio items for this template to feature.

Theme Settings

Theme Settings are accessible via Appearance > Customize. There are (3) self-explanatory theme options, unique to Ambience. Specifically, to add or change your site’s logo, you will need use the “Customize” page.

Plugins

Ambience has been tested and styled for:

Tabs, Accordions, and Toggles

For these, install the Whistles plugin recommended above. Simple follow the plugin’s instructions to add tabs, toggles, and accordions to your site. Ambience will work best with Whistles plugin tabs.

Divide content into multiple tabs using the Whistles plugin
Divide content into multiple tabs using the Whistles plugin

Drop-cap, Featured Paragaph, and Notification styles

Using drop-cap, for the first letter of the first paragraph:

  • Place <span class="dropcap"> immediately before the letter
  • Place </span> immediately after the letter

Using featured paragraphs (bigger font size with proportionally appropriate line height), for any paragraph:

  • Place <p class="featured"> immediately before the paragraph
  • Place </p> immediately after the paragraph

Using notification styles, for any “note”, “download”, and/or “alert” notification paragraphs, follow the instructions for featured paragraph, but with different classes. Instead of class="featured", use:

  • class="alert"
  • class="download"
  • or class="note"

The chosen paragraph will use a different style with an icon added to the side of the texts like the image below.

extra styles for notes, alerts, and download notifications
extra styles for notes, alerts, and download notifications

Post’s Featured Image as Background

For the Standard post format, the Ambience theme automatically uses the featured or attached image as the background image when you’re viewing the full post or article by itself. For the Image, Gallery, Audio, and Video formats, the theme does not use the featured image this way.

Further Customizations

If you need to make additional style changes or alter the theme template files, please read this post, which also includes downloadable child themes.

Common Problems

Ravintola

Restaurant Menu Items

restaurant-plugin

To create and manage menu items, you first need to download and install the Restaurant plugin by Justin Tadlock.

Once installed and activated:

  • Go to your Settings > Permalink page
  • Select something other than Default then click on Save Changes. If you’ve already done so before installing the plugin, click on Save Changes anyway to make sure the plugin will work smoothly with the permalink rules.

You will notice a new parent link named, “Restaurant,” in your WordPress sidebar menu. Follow that link to add/create new menu items.

Custom Menus

This theme comes with two custom menus locations: Primary and Secondary. By default, Primary is the left menu and Secondary is the right. For RTL (right-to-left) language users, that order will be switched around.

Menu Icons

When you link to social media sites, like Twitter for example, Ravintola will automatically add a logo icon of that site next to your link. There’s no special step you need to take, the theme will scan to see if “twitter.com” exists within the link address. The same goes for Instagram, Facebook, etc.

ravintola-menu-icons

There are two additional icons: Envelope (for email links) and RSS (for RSS feed links).

  • Envelope icon, if URL contains mailto:
  • RSS icon, if URL ends with /feed or /feed/

Page Templates

This theme has two custom page templates: Showcase and About.

Showcase Template

ravintola

  • Select a page to use this template.
  • Upload three photos to be used
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > Template: Showcase and fill out the settings. Examples of settings output for this section are available below.
  • Set this new page as your new home page

About Template

ravintola-template-about

  • Select a page to use this template.
  • Upload seven photos to be used
  • Write about your restaurant/business history in the content editor area.

If you’re not familiar with custom page templates, here’s a tutorial.

Theme Settings

Theme Settings are accessible via Appearance > Customize

Template: Showcase

This group of settings handles the content on any page using the Showcase custom page template.

  • Business Description: Write a few sentences about your restaurant or business here.
  • Owner Photo: Preferably 210 by 210 pixels, upload a photo of yourself or a photo of the head chef here.
  • Owner Bio: Related to the previous setting, write a few words about person in the above photo.
  • Business Hours: Copy and paste the codes below then edit the hours to match your own.
    <ul>
    	<li>Breakfast: 7 am to 12 pm, Mon-Sat</li>
    	<li>Lunch: 7 am to 12 pm, Mon-Sat</li>
    	<li>Dinner: 7 am to 12 pm, Mon-Sat</li>
    	<li><span class="except">Closed on Sundays</span></li>
    </ul>

    Notice <span class="except"> and </span> giving the “Closed on Sundays” a different style making the phrase stand out.

Location

This group of settings handle content at the bottom of the site, which will be displayed site-wide.

  • Insert Map Code: Go to Google Maps and look up your business’s address. Once done, find the Link icon and click on it. Google will give you codes to copy and paste. Here’s an example:

    <iframe width="764" height="420" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="https://www.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=57+Tr%C6%B0%C6%A1ng+C%C3%B4ng+%C4%90%E1%BB%8Bnh,+tp.+%C4%90%C3%A0+L%E1%BA%A1t,+L%C3%A2m+%C4%90%E1%BB%93ng,+Vietnam&aq=1&oq=57+truong+con&sll=37.269174,-119.306607&sspn=11.707455,26.784668&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=57+Tr%C6%B0%C6%A1ng+C%C3%B4ng+%C4%90%E1%BB%8Bnh,+1,+%C4%90%C3%A0+L%E1%BA%A1t,+L%C3%A2m+%C4%90%E1%BB%93ng,+Vietnam&t=m&z=14&ll=11.94416,108.434506&output=embed"></iframe>

    By default, Google (currently) will give you a 425 by 350 iframe. Change that to 764 by 420 for a better fit with the Ravintola theme.

  • Address Primary Section: You may place anything here. In the theme’s demo, it’s used for displaying a testimonial. For example:
    <h3>What people are saying...</h3>
    “Cras porta blandit cursus. Nam nibh quam, blandit in accumsan ut, sollicitudin non nibh. Maecenas enim purus, volutpat vel imperdiet quis, ullamcorper quis orci. Duis sem lacus, vulputate at interdum sit amet...”

    Use <h3> tags to style headlines.

  • Address Secondary Section: Same as the primary section, place anything here. In the demo, it gives the actual address. For example:
    <h3>Location</h3>
    <address>
    57 Truong Conh Dinh<br>
    Phuong 1, Dalat, Vietnam<br>
    <span class="phone">063.3511.524</span><br>
    <span class="email">contact@peacecafe.co</span>
    </address>

    Notice <br> tags are used for line breaks.

Plugins

Ravintola has been tested and styled for Clean My Archives plugin.

Further Customizations

If you need to make additional style changes or alter the theme template files, please read this post, which also includes downloadable child themes.

Common Problems

Boast

boast

Theme Settings

Theme Settings are accessible via Appearance > Customize > Boast Settings

  • Logo Upload: Upload or select an existing image as your logo
  • Display header search form: Marking this option will insert a search form in the header of your site.
  • Number of recent posts to feature in blog-page slider: Default is 5. When changing this number to something else, go to the Settings > Reading page and adjust the “Blog pages show at most” number for a more balanced home page.

Image Sizes

Boast uses two custom image sizes: 720 by 384 and 240 by 240. For any future image uploaded to your site, Boast will auto-generate those image sizes. For previously uploaded images, you can regenerate your images using Ajax Thumbnail Rebuild or Regenerate Thumbnails.

Setting Featured Posts on Homepage

By default, your home or blog page features the five most recent posts in the slider. To manually select posts for slider feature, edit the post you want to feature and sticky it.

To sticky a post, edit the Visibility under the Publish box on the edit post page.

Further Customizations

If you need to make additional style changes or alter the theme template files, please read this post, which also includes downloadable child themes.