A WordPress Theme Looking Like an Old Newspaper

Customizer Overview

September 1, 1933 ·

The custom setup of this theme is all tucked into the Customizer – the proper way for a WordPress Theme to be customized. Here we go through each section and the available options.

Customizer -> Site Identity

Branding opportunity alert!

  • Site Title Font: Select the main font for the header. This will be overridden if you use a picture for a logo.
  • Tagline Display: Display your tagline on mobile, desktop, or both.
  • Upload Logo: Logo is going to replace your Site Title Font in the header.
  • Default Sharing Image: If no proper image is being found on the site, when it is shared on social media, this one will be picked instead. By default it will pick your featured image when sharing an article.
  • Site Icon: Add a custom site icon, used as a favicon and as an app icon if you save the site as a shortcut on your smartphone.

Customizer -> Theme Setup

Settings that affect your entire theme.

  • Release Header from Top: If you check this, the header will no longer stay at the top at all times, but scroll along with the page.
  • Homogenize Front Page Grid: If you check this, all articles in the front page grid will be the same size.
  • Bypass Front Page Text Truncation: Prints the entire article as-is on the front page. Don’t use this except if you have a specific plan with it, it will turn into a total mess by default. This option also exists inside every single post.
  • Show Sidebar On: Show sidebar on Front Page, Inside Articles, Both, or Always Inside Dropdown Menu.
  • Show Featured Images On: Select where you want to see your featured images. Front Page, inside Article, or Both.

Customizer -> Post Setup

Settings that affect your posts.

  • Constrain Featured Image Width: Let no featured image get wider than the article text width.
  • Hide Pen Icon Above Comment Section: If you don’t feel like that little icon fits your brand, turn it off.
  • Post Footer: Here you can write a small text that’s visible in a footer on every post.

Customizer -> Color Schemes

Choose between the three Color Schemes.

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  1. I would like to set up an OLD NEWSPAPER LOOK… but I don’t know if you program allow tho enter at the end of each article, to make a COMMENT, also to allow the person to post it on facebook OR OTHER SOCIAL and share the article with friends… also I will like to enter a POLL if I can add the following to the paper I will sign out with you my new TWO PAPER… one in ENGLISH and the other in SPANISH

    1. It is definitely possible to write comments at the end of the articles.
      Social sharing (as in Facebook like and share buttons) is not integrated in the theme, but I am sure it is possible to make it happen with a plugin—here it is up to you to experiment. Otherwise, you can always share articles on Facebook by copy/pasting the link, and this theme’s articles are optimized for good looking social media sharing.
      We’ll never integrate a poll into the theme, but I am sure there are lots of both simple and free plugins available for this.

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