Welcome to Sublime Journal theme documentation. This is the child theme of Sublime Blog so most of the features are inherited that of the Sublime Theme. It is simple and user-friendly. You can navigate to each heading by clicking on the table of contents. Let’s jump into documentation.
You can easily install our theme.
- Go to Appearance > Themes in the WordPress Dashboard
- Click on the Add New button
- Click on the Upload link and select sublimejournal.zip
- Click on Install Now button
Go to Appearance > Themes in the WordPress Dashboard. Now, hover over the theme thumbnail and press the Activate button Additional information: WordPress Codex – Using Themes
This theme supports the default site identity given by WordPress. You can use Logo, Site Title, Tagline & Site Icon Upload which is supported in our Theme.
A static home page is like you are customizing the front door of your website. By default, your home page is your blog, but you can change this to any page you’ve created!
Set a Static Front Page
- Go to Appearance > Customizer > Homepage Settings.
- Locate the Homepage Settings option. (To see this option the site needs to have at least one published page).
- Select the A static page option, then choose your new page from the Homepage drop down.The preview window will display your newly selected page as the front page of your site.
- Click on the Save Changes button to save your homepage settings.
By default, the menus will fall back to Pages. You will only see all the pages as menus right after activation of the theme. You can select all the posts, pages, archives, categories, and custom post types as well.
- Go to Appearance > Menus in the WordPress menu
- Click on Create a new menu link
- Give a name to your menu in Menu Name and click Create Menu button
- Now choose the pages, categories, custom links from the leftside of your screen by selecting the checkbox and click on Add Menu
- Click Save Menu after adding required pages, categories in the menu
Still having trouble with the menus! Check this out WordPress Custom Menu
By default, the Option for the header search is enabled. You will only see the search bar once the option for Enable Header Search is enabled.
By default, the Option for the slider is disabled. To enable this you have to tick the checkbox as in the image below.
As you can see on the image above there are options where you can do different things on slider options. You can enable/disable these features from the Slider Settings
- Enable Slider Auto Transition
- Enable Slider Loop
- Enable Slider Control
You can choose Choose Slider Transition, Slider Speed, Slider Pause, and a number of sliders options from the settings.
You can choose the slider type as Category or Latest Post. If you select Category then it would just display the posts that are assigned to that particular category whereas the Latest posts give you the option to make a slider from your Latest Posts.
Sublime Journal supports the background Color feature. For this
- Go to Appearance > Customize > Colors > Background Color section.
- Now, choose the required background color for your site there.
- After you have chosen the required background color for your site here, you can now click on Save & Publish button to save the changes in your site.
Sublime Journal supports the Background image feature as well. For this
- Go to Appearance > Customize > Background Image > Background Image section.
- Now, choose the required background image for your site there.
- After you have chosen the required background image for your site here, you can now click on Save & Publish button to save the changes in your site.
By default, WordPress supports widgets. You can edit widgets in WordPress in two ways. You can either open a Dashboard and go to Widgets under Appearance Tab or you can do this with the help of Customizer. Here are tips on how you can do it with a customizer.
Adding Widgets via Customizer
- Go to Appearance > Customizer > Widgets in the WordPress menu
- To add a widget, first click on a widget area. In the panel, click on Add a Widget. The Customizer will show all of the available widgets that you can add.
- Scroll the alphabetized list of widgets on customizer, or else you can use the search field at the top to find the desired widget. Then, click on a widget to add it. The Customizer will then display a box to configure the widget’s settings.
- When you’ve finished updating these fields, click Close on the bottom left of the widget box. You can also reopen and update a widget using the small down-facing arrow, or remove it by clicking Delete.
- You can reorder these widget panels as well — hover over one and mouse-click to select and drag it up or down, depending on where you’d like it to display. After making your changes, don’t forget to save them by hitting the blue Save & Publish button at the top of the panel.
Still having trouble with the widgets! Check this out WordPress Widget
You can just add your own Copyright Text in Footer Copyright.
- Go to Appearance > Customize > Footer Settings section.
- Now add your Copyright Text on Footer Copyright.
- After that click Publish.
You can just add your own CSS in Additional CSS.
- Go to Appearance > Customize > Additional CSS section.
- Now add your own CSS on Additional CSS section.
- After that click Publish.
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