Reference: Custom Menus

You can organize your pages, links and categories using the Custom Menus.

Organic Themes supports WordPress Custom Menus. Custom Menus are used to manage the order of your menu items. In addition to managing your pages, the Custom Menu also allows for the addition of categories, custom links and custom post types to the main menu of your site.

  1. Navigate to Appearance > Menus within the WordPress administration.
  2. Create a new menu by adding a “Menu Name” and saving the menu.
  3. Proceed by adding Pages, Categories and Custom Links to the new menu.
  4. Organize your menu by dragging and dropping the links to your desired locations.
  5. Make sure to save your changes when you are done.

A home link can be added to your menu using a custom link by applying “Home” as the label, and the address of your website as the URL.

For more information on setting up a custom menu, please see the following WordPress Codex entries:

Custom Menus
Appearance Menus Screen

Reference: Adding Widgets

WordPress offers a variety of default widgets such as Search, Recent Posts, Links, Calendar, etc. These widgets can be added to your Organic Themes sidebar and other “widgetized” sections of your theme. Various plugins can be installed within WordPress to provide additional widgets.

Drag and drop the available widgets in to the widgetized sections. *Widgetized sections vary per theme.

Navigate to the Appearance > Widgets section within the WordPress administration. Drag and drop your desired widgets in to the sidebar or widgetized section of your choosing. After dragging and dropping the widget, configure and save the widget settings.

Reference: Featured Images

After uploading your image, select the option to “Use as featured image”.

All of Organic Themes use the WordPress Featured Image functionality to display thumbnails within our themes. We have provided instructions for adding Featured Images.

  1. Within the Post or Page Editor of the WordPress admin, scroll down to the “Featured Image” section in the right column. If for some reason it’s not visible, make sure you have “Featured Images” checked within your WordPress Screen Options.
  2. Choose the “Set Featured Image” option, and the typical WordPress media overlay will pop up.
  3. Upload an image from your computer.
  4. Once an image is uploaded, select the option to “Use as featured image” from the bottom of the image settings.
  5. Your post should look similar to the example image when a featured image is added correctly. The images will automatically scale to fit the desired section.

Note: Featured Images are automatically cropped to fit their locations in the theme. Images are cropped towards the middle. As a result, this may give an undesirable effect if the focus on the image is not in the center. For ideal results, it’s recommended that images are cropped to size before hand. The sizes of Featured Images are defined in the functions.php file of the theme.

How To: Change The Background Color

Organic Themes allows for the changing of the background color and image within all of our themes.

Choose to upload a background image or select a color of your choosing.

Navigate to the Appearance > Background section within the WordPress administration. You can then choose to upload a background image of your choosing, or change the background color. Save the settings when you have completed your changes. There is the option to restore the background to its default should you be unhappy with your changes.

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