Welcome to the Glades theme documentation. These instructions briefly explain how to setup and configure all theme features.
Table of Contents
- Theme Installation
- Configure Theme Options
- Set up Social Icons
- Set up WordPress core features
- Set up Featured Content Area
- Configure Magazine Homepage template
- Setup and Configure Pro Version Features
- Theme Specifications
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 Glades is an Add-on plugin for the Glades theme. Therefore you have to install and activate the Glades theme and install the Glades Pro plugin in addition. You can learn how to install Plugins on the Install WordPress plugins tutorial.
Configure Theme Options
Glades supports the awesome Theme Customizer. You can configure all theme settings on your WordPress admin panel → Appearance → Customize on the “Theme Options” section.
Glades adds a “Theme Options” section to the Customizer containing following sub sections:
- General Settings
Choose the sidebar layout and add your own footer text.
- Header Settings
Upload your own site logo, turn on social icons and search field on header area.
- Post Settings
Decide between full posts and post summary and configure featured images of posts.
- Featured Content
Set a tag to feature your posts. Featured posts are displayed on the post slider.
- Theme Colors (only in PRO version)
This section let you choose the font and background colors of various theme elements.
- Theme Fonts (only in PRO version)
Change the text, navigation and title fonts easily in this section.
Social icons are easy to add with Glades. We simply use custom menus for social icons.
You can activate your social icons to be displayed on the header area on Appearance → Customize → Theme Options → Header Settings.
Set up WordPress Features
The theme supports several WordPress core features you know:
- Custom Menus (Theme Navigation)
- Widget Areas
- Custom Header Image
- Custom Backgrounds
- Featured Images
- Page Templates
- Custom Logo
Set up Featured Content Area
If you’d like to display the featured content area on your homepage like the demo website, follow these instructions.
To set up your featured posts, go to Appearance → Customize, and add a tag under Tag Name in the Featured Content section.
Afterwards Glades will display the 3 latest posts which are tagged with that keyword in the featured content area at the top of your home page. The first post is highlighted in the left column followed by the other two posts in the right column.
The Featured Content layout as well as normal posts make use of featured images as thumbnails. The theme will look as intended when your posts have featured images.
If your existing posts have already had featured images, they may look disformed because they do not match the new required sizes for the front page template. In order to fix that you have to regenerate your thumbnails.
Your uploaded featured images should have a minimum image size of 900×280 pixels for normal posts and a minimum size of 820×370 pixels for featured posts in order to look good at any screen size.
Configure Magazine Homepage template
If you’d like to have a home page with the magazine-style layout like the demo website, follow these detailed instructions:
Create a new static page
Go to Pages → Add New to create a new static page, or edit an existing page. Change the page template of your selected page to the Magazine Homepage template from the Page Attributes box.
Set Magazine Homepage Template as Front Page
If you want to use the Magazine Homepage template as your front page, go to Settings → Reading and set “Front page displays” to “A static page”. From the dropdown menu, select the Magazine page you created earlier. You can learn more about setting up a front page here.
Add Category Posts Widgets
After you created your Magazine Homepage, go to Appearance → Widgets and set up your Magazine Homepage widget area.
Glades comes with four different Category Posts widgets geared to creating a magazine-style site, but you can also add any other widget you like.
Category Posts Columns
This widget displays the latest blog posts from two configured categories: Category Left and Category Right. The first post of each category can be highlighted in the widget settings and is then displayed with the excerpt, followed by the other posts with small thumbnails.
Category Posts Boxed
This widget displays the latest five blog posts from a configured category in a boxed layout, like in the screenshot below. The latest post is highlighted on the left column and displayed with the excerpt, and the right column displays four additional posts.
Category Posts Grid
This widget creates a two-column or three-column grid layout, showing the latest blog posts from a category you select. You can also specify the number of posts to be displayed.
Setup and Configure Pro Version Features
The Pro Version of Glades is an add-on plugin which you can purchase on the Glades theme page.
Install PRO Version Plugin
Custom Colors and Custom Fonts
You can customize the theme colors and fonts on Appearance → Customize → Theme Options → Theme Colors / Theme Fonts.
Glades 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 → General Settings.
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Thank you so much for using the Glades WordPress theme.