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!

  • Tagline Display: Display your tagline on mobile, desktop, or both. Leave it empty if you don’t want to show it at all.
  • Upload Logo: The Logo is going to replace your Site Title Font in the header.
  • Flourish Before Tagline: Add text or symbols in front of the tagline. For example an issue number.
  • Flourish After Tagline: Same as above, but after the tagline.
  • Default Sharing Image: If no main image is being found on a page when it is shared on social media, this one will be used 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.

  • Boxed Mode: Add a margin to your entire theme making the newspaper shape pop out. Only on desktop.
  • 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. Emptying it will remove the entire footer.

Customizer -> Color & Type

Choose between the Color Schemes, Styles & Typefaces.

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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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