Sushil Adhikari

Show a widget on select pages only

By default, WordPress will show a widget on every page that the widget position exists on. In most cases when making a website, you don’t want that widget to show on every single page, so the only way to manage where and what pages it should be on is to use a plugin. You have a few options available: Jetpack – Has a Widget Visibility feature that adds the settings at the bottom of every widget Display Widgets – A plugin that lets you show widgets on select pages. It also adds the settings to each widget in the admin. Dynamic Widgets – A plugin that offers extensive options but does come with a learning curve, albeit very powerful features. Pure & Simple uses Jetpack on the live demo site and I enabled the Widget Visibility feature on it so I can use it to show widgets on select pages….    read more 

Show a widget on select pages only

By default, WordPress will show a widget on every page that the widget position exists on. In most cases when making a website, you don’t want that widget to show on every single page, so the only way to manage where and what pages it should be on is to use a plugin. You have a few options available: Jetpack – Has a Widget Visibility feature that adds the settings at the bottom of every widget Display Widgets – A plugin that lets you show widgets on select pages. It also adds the settings to each widget in the admin. Dynamic Widgets – A plugin that offers extensive options but does come with a learning curve, albeit very powerful features. Pure & Simple uses Jetpack on the live demo site and I enabled the Widget Visibility feature on it so I can use it to show widgets on select pages….    read more 

Add Breadcrumb navigation

Pure & Simple is ready for navigation, should you decide to implement it using a plugin called Breadcrumb NavXT. Very easy to setup, and it will give you navigation for your pages or posts. To see this in action, please visit the demo site here: Sample Breadcrumbs Install the Plugin Go to Plugins >> Add New Search for “Breadcrumb NavXT” and then click to install and activate it This gets added to your WordPress Settings menu group which you can customize to your needs Once done, the theme has code already in it that displays your breadcrumb navigation on most pages and posts with exception to the “Front Page”.

Add Breadcrumb navigation

Flat Responsive is ready for navigation, should you decide to implement it using a plugin called Breadcrumb NavXT. Very easy to setup, and it will give you navigation for your pages or posts. To see this in action, please visit the demo site here: Sample Breadcrumbs Install the Plugin Go to Plugins >> Add New Search for “Breadcrumb NavXT” and then click to install and activate it This gets added to your WordPress Settings menu group which you can customize to your needs Once done, the theme has code already in it that displays your breadcrumb navigation on most pages and posts with exception to the “Front Page”.

Customize your Theme Colours

Pure & Simple gives you the ability to customize almost every colour within this theme. There may be some elements that you need to create custom CSS to manage the colours of those elements, but for the most part, you should be able to achieve unlimited colour combinations with your website with the built-in colour selectors. There are many colour options throughout the theme option settings and can be found on different tabs within the customizer. For example, the one in the screenshot below is found on the Navigation tab: Go to Appearance >> Customize >> Colours Click on any of the colour selectors and choose your colours Click on Save and Publish

Customize your Theme Colours

Pure & Simple gives you the ability to customize almost every colour within this theme. There may be some elements that you need to create custom CSS to manage the colours of those elements, but for the most part, you should be able to achieve unlimited colour combinations with your website with the built-in colour selectors. There are many colour options throughout the theme option settings and can be found on different tabs within the customizer. For example, the one in the screenshot below is found on the Navigation tab: Go to Appearance >> Customize >> Colours Click on any of the colour selectors and choose your colours Click on Save and Publish

Setup your Social Network Icons

Flat Responsive comes with a large selection of available social network icons and a few other options that you can use. I’ve included most of the popular and common options where you can simply activate the ones you want to use and add in the links (URL’s) so visitors can check out your social pages. Currently, this theme offers: Twitter Facebook Google+ Linkedin Pinterest Flickr Youtube Vimeo Instagram Reddit Stumbleupon WordPress Github Dribbble Tumblr RSS When adding your URL’s to the social settings in the customizer, you need to include the full URL like this example: http://twitter.com/styledthemes Activate Your Icons Go to Appearance >> Customize >> Social Networking Go down the settings and enter in the full URL to your social profile pages Click Save and Publish If you need to temporarily disable your social bar, under the Social Networking tab in the customizer, you can check the box next…    read more 

Setup your Social Network Icons

Pure & Simple comes with a large selection of available social network icons and a few other options that you can use. I’ve included most of the popular and common options where you can simply activate the ones you want to use and add in the links (URL’s) so visitors can check out your social pages. Currently, this theme offers: Twitter Facebook Google+ Linkedin Pinterest Flickr Youtube Vimeo Instagram Reddit Stumbleupon WordPress Github Dribbble Tumblr RSS When adding your URL’s to the social settings in the customizer, you need to include the full URL like this example: http://twitter.com/styledthemes Activate Your Icons Go to Appearance >> Customize >> Social Networking Go down the settings and enter in the full URL to your social profile pages Click Save and Publish If you need to temporarily disable your social bar, under the Social Networking tab in the customizer, you can check the box…    read more 

Introduction to Post Formats

WordPress offers several post formats that are made available through any theme as long as the theme has support for each one. Unfortunately, creating a custom post format is not possible, so we are limited to the following formats: Standard Post Format Aside Post Format Image Post Format Gallery Post Format Audio Post Format Quote Post Format Status Post Format Video Post Format Link Post Format If you would like to read more about WordPress Post Formats, you can visit the Codex page: Post Formats If you would like to see the available post formats on a live site, you can check out the demo website for Pure & Simple by going to the “WordPress” menu link and visit each submenu: Demo Website You do not have to use all the post formats that are listed above, but they are there for you if your website needs them. The Standard…    read more 

Introduction to Post Formats

WordPress offers several post formats that are made available through any theme as long as the theme has support for each one. Unfortunately, creating a custom post format is not possible, so we are limited to the following formats: Standard Post Format Aside Post Format Image Post Format Gallery Post Format Audio Post Format Quote Post Format Status Post Format Video Post Format Link Post Format If you would like to read more about WordPress Post Formats, you can visit the Codex page: Post Formats If you would like to see the available post formats on a live site, you can check out the demo website for Pure & Simple by going to the “WordPress” menu link and visit each submenu: Demo Website You do not have to use all the post formats that are listed above, but they are there for you if your website needs them. The Standard…    read more