Broadsheet makes use of WordPress custom header functionality.
Broadsheet has one custom menu area available. If there is no custom menu configured then the menu will display a list of your site’s pages. To find out more about how to set up your menus, see the Custom Menu documentation.
Broadsheet supports thumbnail images on blog posts. These are known as Featured Images. To use featured images, edit the post you want to add the featured image to — and then find the box labelled ‘Featured Image’. Click the link titled ‘Set featured image’ and then either select the image or upload a new one using the options provided. Once selected, press ‘Set featured image’. Then click the ‘update’ button to save changes to your post.
Broadsheet has full support for both left to right and right to left languages. For information on translating Broadsheet you can check out the translation faq here.
Broadsheet allows you to display links to your social media profiles, like Twitter and Facebook, with icons. To do this:
- Create a new Menu
- Add your social links to it
- Add it to the ‘Social Menu’ position
Linking to any of the following sites will automatically display its icon in your menu:
- Email (
- RSS Feed (urls with
Broadsheet uses the WordPress integrated featured content. This involves choosing a post tag that signifies that your posts are special. When this tag is used the posts will be displayed at the top of the homepage – separate to the regular blog posts. You can set the featured tag in “Appearance → Customize → Featured Content”.
To setup the Featured Content do the following:
- Go to the following meu. Appearance → Customize → Featured Content.
- Enter a tag name for the featured posts – make sure it’s unique and isn’t used anywhere else
- Edit the posts that you want to display in the featured content space and give them the featured tag you have just selected.
The featured categories display in the 3rd column on the homepage. The categories can be selected in the Customizer in the ‘Theme’ panel.
Using the Customizer you can add new categories to the list, remove categories from the list, and reorder the categories already in the list.
The posts displayed in the Featured Categories column must have a Featured Image included. Posts without a featured image are ignored.
Posts will only display once in the Featured Category column. If a post is in more than one category then it will be displayed in the first category, and ignored in the additional categories. This will give you a greater variety of content on your page.
Note that some categories may not display. This will be because either:
- There are no posts in the category with Featured Images
- All the posts from the selected category have already been displayed elsewhere in the Featured Category column.
Homepage Image Slider
The Homepage Image Slider is generated from a category specified in the the Customizer options (in the Theme section). The slider will select posts in the order they are published – and will ignore posts that do not have featured images.
Broadsheet has 3 sidebars. There’s information on the administration of sidebars available here.
All sidebars will hide if there are no widgets to display. The remaining content will resize to fill the empty space.
The footer sidebar is on all pages. The right hand sidebar is on all pages except the full width page template. The left hand sidebar is displayed on the homepage, blog posts, and regular pages.