Blogito

Best Image Size in pixels for Blogito Theme: Thumbnail size: Width 80 - Height 80 Medium size: Max Width 480 – Max Height 9999 Large size: Max Width 722 – Max Height 9999 Important: to regenerate thumbnails on already published posts install and run the Regenerate Thumbnails plugin.

1. Theme Installation

1.2. Zip file installation via the WordPress admin panel

After downloading the blogito.zip file to your computer, please go to Appearance > Themes > Add New < Upload Theme in your WordPress admin panel and upload the blogito.zip file from your computer. After that you can activate the theme by clicking Activate button.

WordPress themes for blogs
WordPress Theme installation

 

1.1. Theme Installation from the Theme Directory (via the WordPress admin panel)

By installing the Blogito theme from the Theme Directory you can always be sure that this is the latest and the newest version of the theme.
First log in to the WordPress panel. Then come in Appearance > Themes > Add New.

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How to start a blog with free WordPress theme

In the right window, enter the name of the template – in this case – Blogito. Then click Install and after a moment Activate.

Theme installation with WordPress
How to install free WP Theme

 

How to activate free WP theme
Activate free WordPress Theme

 

2. Plugins Installation

A list of recommended plugins will appear at the top of the screen, click Begin installing plugins.

Free WordPress template - plugin installation
Plugins installation in free WordPress Theme

 

Select all by clicking on the square at the top, and then select Install from the drop down list and Apply.

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Installing required plugins

To activate plugins click ‘Return to Required Plugins Installer’

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WordPress Plugins installations

Select all then click ‘Activate‘ and ‘Apply’

Loose WP template
WordPress plugins installation

Now your theme is ready to go.

 

3. Image size settings

Please notice: Before you upload images you should to set up image size. Please go to >Settings >Media and define settings for WordPress media uploads:

Thumbnail size: Width 80 – Height 80
Medium size: Max Width 480 – Max Height 9999
Large size: Max Width 722 – Max Height 9999

Don’t forget ‘Save Changes’

Settings Media Screen in WP theme
Settings Media Screen in WordPress

Some additional info: https://codex.wordpress.org/Settings_Media_Screen

To apply those changes to already uploaded images you can use plugin Regenerate Thumbnails (allows you to regenerate the thumbnails for your image attachments. This is very handy if you’ve changed any of your thumbnail dimensions (via Settings -> Media) after previously uploading images or have changed to a theme with different image dimensions)

 

4. Homepage slider

Home Page Slider displays Sticky Post with Featured Image.


 

GOOD TO KNOW
To view homepage slider you must have ready-made posts. If you do not know How to write a new blog post in WordPress read this article.

 


Free WP theme - slider settings
Slider in Blogito WordPress theme

To set up Home Page Slider first:

Featured Image represent the contents, mood or theme of a post. Featured Image is used in a number of areas like on the homepage, post page, popular post areas, homepage slider, etc.

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Featured image in WordPress free theme

Open the editor of the post (please go to > Posts > All Posts) then Open the post in which you want to display a unique custom header image (featured image).

Set up featured image in WP theme
Post with featured image in WordPress

Locate the Featured Image module on the right. Click Set Featured Image. Now You can upload your image or choose one from your Media Library.

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How to set up featured image with WordPress theme
How to add Featured image in WordPress
Adding featured image in WP theme
Featured image in WordPress theme
Adding featured image in free WP theme

 

Homepage slider with featured image
How to add homepage slider in free WordPress theme

Be sure to update your post when you’re finished.

 

4.2. Display Sticky Posts

 


 

REMEMBER
The slider displays only posts marked as ‘Sticky’ in WordPress.

 


 

  • You can make a sticky post from the Quick Edit option under the post.

Please go to WordPress Dashboard > Posts > All Posts. Find post, go to Quick Edit and Make this post sticky by checking the tick box > Update

Set up Sticky post in WordPress theme
WordPress Sticky posts
Sticky posts in WordPress free theme
Slider with Sticky posts in WordPress

 

 

  • or you can also open up the post page go to Visibility (the ‘Publish’ section in the Post editor) click Edit and check Stick this post to the front page, click OK and Publish.
Free Blover theme with Sticky posts
How to add Sticky post in WordPress

 


 

GOOD TO KNOW
Posts displayed in the slider automatically disappear from the list of posts on the page (they move to the slider). To display posts in two places (in the slider and on the page with posts) enter Appearance> Customize> Home Page and select Show Sticky Posts Below Slider.

 


 

How to set up Sticky posts
Sticky post settings in WordPress free theme

 

3.3. Slider settings

Pencil theme gives you the ability to customize the slider. By entering Appearance> Customize> Home Page you can change:

  • Height of Home Page Slider,
  • Slider Image Size,
  • Numer of Visible Images in Slider.

 

4. Types of posts

Pencil has the possibility to create 4 different types of posts: standard, audio, video and gallery.

Standard Post
A standard post is the default post type.
You can add text and images to your post.

Audio Post

An audio post allows you to share a music or audio track and displays it at the top of the post. First found media element is placed at the top.

Video Post
A video post displays a video at the top of your post. First found media element is placed at the top.

Gallery Post
A gallery post allows you to create a slideshow-type gallery at the top of your post. First found gallery is placed at the top.

 


 

GOOD TO KNOW
If you do not know How to write a new blog post in WordPress read this article.

 


 

5. Picture of the author (user)

Users in Free WP theme
Users settings in WordPress theme

 

Author image is taken from service gravatar.com.

How to add a new user in WP blog
Users in WP theme

You need the same email address set up in Gravatar service as in WordPress admin panel (Users >Your Profile)

 

6. Creating Left & Top Menu

Blogito WordPress Theme supports two menus:
1. Left menu – This is Main menu – the only one which appear in all devices.
2. Top menu – Additional menu.

Menu settings in free WordPress theme
Menus in Blogito WP theme

Please go to WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > Customize > Menus

Setting up a menu in free WP theme
How to set up menu in WordPress theme

“Create new menu” > Choose menu name e.g. ‘Left Menu’

Be sure to assign the menu to a “Theme location” by checking the tick box. Click Next > Add Items.

Creating a menu in WordPress
Creating a new menu in WP blog theme

 

Menus options in free WP blog theme
Creating a menu in free WordPress theme

More info: http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Menu_User_Guide

 

 

7. Social Icons

Social menu settings
How to add social icons in free WordPress theme

Please Go to Appearance > Customize > Menus in the WordPress Administration Screens.
Click Create New menu button then give your menu a name and choose where do you want this menu to appear in Menu Location. In this case check Social Menu. Click “Next” to start adding links to your new menu.

 

Creating a manu in free WordPress Theme
Creating a new menu in WP theme

Click ‘Add Items’ – and fill out Custom Links fields. Click ‘Add to Menu’ – the icon should be added in the Top Menu.

Social Menu in free WP theme
How to display social icons in free WP theme

Don’t forget to click Publish.

 

 

8. Supported plugins

Pencil is ready for use with the following WordPress plugins:

  • WordPress Popular Posts to show most popular posts. Note: plugin output is filtered by „Pencil” theme and not all options works.
    If you need original plugin functionality (please go to > Appearance > Customize > Advanced) and check Enable WordPress Popular Posts original markup.
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User SocialProfiles plugin
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