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Uploading a Custom Header
Inside your dashboard, go to Appearance → Header and upload your header. The default size for the Magazine theme is 960 x 115 pixels.
Using a Custom Background
Inside your dashboard, go to Appearance → Background and either upload the background image you wish to use or include a 6-digit hexcode that will be used for the background color.
This theme relies on Custom Menus for functionality. Inside your dashboard, go to Appearance → Menus and set up your navigation menus. Be sure to select the Primary/Secondary custom menu you wish to display in the Theme Locations option box on the Custom Menus screen. You also have the option to enable/disable the Primary/Secondary menus from displaying by going to the Appearance → Theme Options page in your WordPress dashboard.
The top most navigation bar is labelled as the Primary navigation and in the demo is populated with Pages.
The secondary navigation menu contains categories and subcategories.
You are free to place whatever items you wish, however.
Changing Color Schemes
Inside your dashboard, go to Appearance → Theme Options → Magazine Color Style and select the color scheme you wish to use.
Changing Site Layout
Inside your dashboard, go to Appearance → Theme Options → General Settings and select the site layout you wish to use. Magazine offers these layout options:
- Content / Sidebar
- Sidebar / Content
- Content / Sidebar / Sidebar
- Sidebar / Sidebar / Content
- Sidebar / Content / Sidebar
- Full Width Content
Inside your dashboard, go to Appearance → Theme Options → Breadcrumbs and select the types of pages you want breadcrumbs to appear on. Magazine offers these types:
- Front Page
- 404 Page
Configuring the Homepage
When you activate the Magazine theme, the standard loop will load on the homepage. In order to utilize the Featured Post widget sections that you see on the demo site, you’ll need to go to the Appearance → Widgets screen in your dashboard.
There you will see Home Top, Home Left, Home Right and Home Bottom as available widget areas on the right hand side of your screen. You can use the Featured Tabs widget to display a tabbed section at the top of your homepage or you can populate the content for your homepage via the Genesis – Featured Posts widget. With that widget, you can select how many posts to show, from what categories, whether or not to display a featured image (and the size) as well as some other options.
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