Beetle Documentation

Welcome to the Beetle theme documentation. These instructions briefly explain how to setup and configure all theme features.

Table of Contents

Theme Installation

Since it is the same procedure for every theme, this tutorial does not explain how to install the theme. If you need help with the theme installation, please see the Install WordPress themes tutorial.

Install PRO Version Plugin

Please be aware that the PRO Version of Beetle is an Add-on plugin for the Beetle theme. Therefore you have to install and activate the Beetle theme and install the Beetle Pro plugin in addition. You can learn how to install Plugins on the Install WordPress plugins tutorial.

Configure Theme Options

Beetle supports the awesome Theme Customizer. You can configure all theme settings on Appearance → Customize → Theme Options.

The Theme Options panel in the Customizer includes following sections:

  • General Settings
  • Header Spacing (only with PRO version)
  • Post Settings
  • Post Slideshow
  • Theme Colors (only with PRO version)
  • Theme Fonts (only with PRO version)
  • Footer Settings (only with PRO version)

beetle-theme-options

Set up WordPress Features

The theme supports several WordPress core features you know:

Set up Post Slideshow

If you’d like to display the post slideshow on your homepage like the demo website, please see our extra Post Slider tutorial:

Featured Post Slider Tutorial

Configure Magazine Homepage template

If you’d like to have a home page with the magazine-style layout like the demo website, please see our extra Magazine Homepage tutorial:

Magazine Homepage Tutorial

Setup and Configure Pro Version Features

The Pro Version of Beetle is an add-on plugin which you can purchase on the Beetle Pro page.

Install PRO Version Plugin

You can download Beetle Pro on our downloads page. If you need help to install the plugin please visit our Install WordPress plugins tutorial.

Custom Colors and Custom Fonts

You can customize the theme colors and fonts on Appearance → Customize → Theme Options → Theme Colors / Theme Fonts.

Footer Widgets

Beetle Pro adds four widgetized footer areas. You can add your footer widgets on Appearance → Widgets.

Hide Credit Link

You can disable the credit link to themezee.com on Appearance → Customize → Theme Options → Footer Settings.

Theme Specifications

  1. The main content column width is 810.
  2. The Featured Images used on the Post Slideshow are 1230x410.
  3. The Featured Images used on posts are 840x420 and 350x280 on small archive posts.
  4. The Featured Images on the Magazine Posts Widgets are 420x300 (large), 350x250 (medium) and 100x80 (small).
  5. The Custom Header image will display at a maximum width of 1230 and a flexible height (default height = 410).

All measurements in pixels.

 

Thank you so much for using the Beetle WordPress theme.