Gridbox Documentation

Welcome to the Gridbox 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 Gridbox is an Add-on plugin for the Gridbox theme. Therefore you have to install and activate the Gridbox theme and install the Gridbox Pro plugin in addition. You can learn how to install Plugins on the Install WordPress plugins tutorial.

Configure Theme Options

Gridbox 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
  • Featured Posts
  • Theme Colors (only with PRO version)
  • Theme Fonts (only with PRO version)
  • Footer Settings (only with PRO version)


Set up WordPress Features

The theme supports several WordPress core features you know:

If you’d like to display the featured posts on your homepage like the demo website, you can activate the Featured Content on Appearance → Customize → Theme Options → Featured Posts.

The Featured Posts can be displayed on the Magazine Homepage template and / or the normal latest blog posts page.


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 Gridbox is an add-on plugin which you can purchase on the Gridbox Pro page.

Install PRO Version Plugin

You can download Gridbox 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

Gridbox Pro adds a widgetized footer area. You can add your footer widgets on Appearance → Widgets.

Hide Credit Link

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

Theme Specifications

  1. The main content column width is 780.
  2. The Featured Images have a size of 800x500.
  3. The Custom Header image will display at a maximum width of 1920 and a flexible height (default height = 480).
  4. The Custom Logo size is flexible, with a recommended size of 200x40.

All measurements in pixels.


Thank you so much for using the Gridbox WordPress theme.