Anemoneby DesignOrbital

Getting Started

After activating your theme, visit the Customizer to set up basic theme settings, such as background color, custom header, site logo, or custom menu.

Site Logo

Go to Customize → Site Identity to add your site logo.

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Check out this guide for full details on how to set up a site logo.

Featured Content

Anemone includes an eye-catching featured content area on the home page. Capture your visitors’ attention and lead them to specific posts or pages.

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Here are some tips to help you get the featured content set up.

  1. Go to Customize → Featured Content and add the featured tag, or a tag of your choice. Anemone supports one post or page in its featured content area.
  2. Create or edit a post or page you wish to feature. Assign the special tag from step one to this post or page.
  3. Set a Featured Image for your post or page. Use big and beautiful featured images for the featured content area.
  4. Publish or Update the post or page.

Theme Options

You’ll find Anemone’s theme options in the Customizer, under Customize → Theme Options.

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1. Theme Style

You can use Anemone‘s wide style or personalize it with the beautiful backgrounds using the boxed style.

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Wide Style
Anemone will cover the full screen width in wide-layout mode. Any background color or background image will not be visible using wide-layout mode.

Box Style
Anemone will wrap the content in a box. This option is best if you want to use a background color or background image for your website.

2. Main Sidebar Position

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Anemone displays the main sidebar on the right or left side, as long as it contains widgets.

3. Enable Page Preloader

Anemone‘s preloader hides the content before it’s fully loaded and provides a smooth experience to your website’s visitors. The preloader displays a “Skip” link automatically on slower internet connections after few seconds.

You can enable/disable the preloader via the “Enable Page Preloader” option.

4. Enable Sticky Menu

You can choose to make the header custom menu sticky, so visitors can always access the menu while they scroll on screens. This option can be enabled via the “Enable Sticky Menu” option.

Note: Anemone intelligently hides the sticky menu when a user continues to scroll down in order to provide a distraction-free experience. The sticky menu appears again when the user starts to scroll up.

5. Enable Sticky Sidebar

You can make the Anemone‘s sidebar sticky by enabling this option. This useful feature ensures that the sidebar remains visible while the user scrolls to read long content.

Featured Images

Anemone supports Featured Images on blog posts and pages. Featured Images appear near the title on the blog index and archive pages. For best results, use an image at least 2000px wide and 800px high.

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If you upload larger Featured Images or images with different proportions, they will be automatically resized to match the dimensions noted above.

Typography

Anemone has several built-in typography features to enhance your blogging experience. Please visit the links to learn how to use them.

Blockquotes

Anemone has given special attention on blockquotes to enhance your blogging experience. Please visit the links to learn how to use them.

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Tables

Anemone has different table styles to enhance your blogging experience. Please visit the links to learn how to use them.

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CSS3 Multiple Columns

Anemone supports CSS3 Multiple Columns to enhance your blogging experience. Please visit the links to learn how to use them.

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Add a Custom Header Image

Add a Custom Header image by going to Customize → Header. Your uploaded image should be at least 200px tall. The width should be at least 1920px to provide a visually crisp background.

Add a Custom Background Image or Color

Add a Custom Background via Customize → Background. You must choose the Box Layout in the Customizer’s Theme Options area to see background colors or images.

Custom Menus

Anemone allows you to have two Custom Menus, which can be set under Customize → Menus.

Select the Primary Menu location in the Menu Settings to display your Custom Menu in the header.

Select the Secondary Menu location in the Menu Settings to display your Custom Menu in the footer.

Social Links Menus

Anemone allows you to display links to your social media profiles — like Twitter and Facebook — as icons using a Social Links Menu in two locations.

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Select Social Links Header Menu location in the Menu Settings to display Social Links Menu in the header.

Select Social Links Footer Menu location in the Menu Settings to display Social Links Menu in the footer.

Read the full guide for setup instructions.

Available Icons

Linking to any of the following sites will automatically display its icon in your menu.

  • CodePen
  • Digg
  • Dribbble
  • Dropbox
  • Facebook
  • Flickr
  • FourSquare
  • GetPocket
  • GitHub
  • Google+
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn
  • Email (mailto: links)
  • Pinterest
  • Reddit
  • RSS Feed (urls with /feed/)
  • Skype
  • Spotify
  • StumbleUpon
  • Tumblr
  • Twitch
  • Twitter
  • Vimeo
  • WordPress
  • YouTube

Widget Areas

Anemone comes with four widget areas: one in the sidebar, and up to three in the footer. The footer widget areas will activate once you add widgets to them in Customize → Widgets.

Custom Widgets

Anemone features two custom widgets:

Anemone: Post List

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The Post List widget displays posts alongside a small Featured Image. Go to Customize → Widgets to use the Anemone: Post List widget.

Anemone: Post Carousel

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The Post Carousel widget displays the posts in a rotating slideshow with Featured Images. Go to Customize → Widgets to use the Anemone: Post Carousel widget.