Welcome to the Mercia theme documentation. These instructions briefly explain how to setup and configure all theme features.
Table of Contents
- Theme Installation
- Theme Options
- WordPress Core Features
- Magazine Homepage
- 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 Mercia is an Add-on plugin for the Mercia theme. Therefore you have to install and activate the Mercia theme and install the Mercia Pro plugin in addition. You can learn how to install Plugins on the Install WordPress plugins tutorial.
Configure Theme Options
Mercia 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:
- Layout Settings
- Header Settings (only with PRO version)
- Blog Settings
- Post Settings
- Color Settings (only with PRO version)
- Typography (only with PRO version)
- Footer Settings (only with PRO version)
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
You can use the Magazine Widgets to create a magazine-styled homepage in the Customizer. Therefore go to Appearance → Customize → Widgets → Magazine Homepage.
Please see our Magazine Widgets Tutorial for detailed instructions about the Magazine features.
Setup and Configure Pro Version Features
The Pro Version of Mercia is an add-on plugin which you can purchase on the Mercia Pro page.
Install PRO Version Plugin
You can download Mercia 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.
Mercia 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 themezee.com on Appearance → Customize → Theme Options → Footer Settings.
The defined image sizes have an image ratio of 16:10 (rectangular) or 4:3 (square):
- The main content column width is
- Single Posts use an image size of
1200x600for Full Width Header, and
840x525for default single post layout. Ratio is 16:10.
- For the default Blog Layout and the Blog Grid layout, the image sizes are
- For the Blog List layout, the image size is
- The image sizes in the Magazine Widgets are
200x125(small). Ratio is 16:10.
- The Image Overlay style in the Magazine Widgets uses the sizes
440x330(medium). Ratio is 4:3.
- The Custom Header image will display at a maximum width of
2560and a flexible height (default height =
All measurements in pixels.
Thank you so much for using the Mercia WordPress theme.