Collectiveby Organic Themes

Theme options in the Customizer.

Main Logo

  1. Navigate to Customize → Theme.
  2. Click Select Image to upload your own logo image.
  3. Follow on-screen instructions.
  4. We recommend the logo image be 120 pixels high.

 

Setting Up the Home Page Template

  1. Create a Page, preferably titled “Home.”
  2. In Page Optionsselect the “Home Page” template.
  3. Navigate to Customize → Static Front Page.
  4. Choose the option to display a static page for the Front page.
  5. Select your newly created “Home” page from the Front page drop down list.
  6. Click the blue Save button.

 

Setting Up a Blog Page

  1. Create a Page, preferably titled “Blog.“
  2. Navigate to Customize → Static Front Page.
  3. You should already have selected the option to display a static page under “Front page displays.”
  4. Select your newly created “Blog” page from the “Posts page” drop down list.
  5. Click the blue Save button.

Setting Up the Team Members Page Template

Display your team members.

Display your team members.

Creating Team Member posts:

  1. Create a Post.
  2. Set a Featured Image for the post.
  3. Add a Category to the Post (e.g. Team Members).
  4. Publish or Update the post.
  5. Repeat process as necessary.

Creating the Team Members page:

  1. Create a Page.
  2. Set the Team Members template within the Page Attributes module.
  3. Publish or Update the page.
  4. Navigate to Customize → Theme.
  5. Select the post Category to be displayed in the “Team Template Category” option.
  6. Click the blue Save button.
Single post with team member category assigned.

Single post with team member category assigned.

Posts with a Category assigned to the Team Members template will display in a layout with the Featured Image and Excerpt displayed in the left sidebar.

Setting Up the Portfolio Page Template

Parent Category

Example of parent category with child categories applied in the admin.

  1. Create a Page.
  2. Set the Portfolio template within the Page Attributes module.
  3. Publish or Update the page.
  4. Create a new Category for your Portfolio posts.
  5. Create a Post, upload a featured image, add a manual excerpt, and assign this Post to the Category created in Step 4. Publish the Post.
  6. Assign the category created in Step 4 to the Portfolio within Customize → Theme and click the blue Save button.
  7. Your Post created in step 5 will now display on the Page with Portfolio template applied.
  8. Optional: To use Portfolio filters, create another Category and assign it as a child to the Category created in Step 4. Then assign that child Category to a post with the parent Category. For example, assigning child Categories such as Painting, Illustration, Design, Photography, etc. to a parent Category of Portfolio will display the filters.

Note: Creating a Portfolio with this theme requires a different setup than the default portfolio.

Portfolio template category filter menu.

Portfolio template category filter menu.

Featured Content Page Template

  1. Create a Page.
  2. Set the Featured Content Slider template within the Page Attributes module.
  3. Add a Tag to the Posts you wish to display in the Slider, e.g. “featured.”
  4. Navigate to Customize → Featured Content.
  5. Enter the name of the Tage.g. “featured.”
  6. Click the blue Save button at the bottom.

Once a Tag has been saved, posts having the selected Tag will appear in the Featured Content Slider. You can specify an image to be displayed with each post by setting a Featured Image.

Featured content slideshow example.

Featured content slideshow example.

Three-Column Page Template

  • When creating a new page, choose the Three Column template in the Page Attributes module.
  • Be sure to add Widgets to both “Left Sidebar” and “Right Sidebar” under Customize → Widgets.

Slideshow Page Template

  1. Create a Page.
  2. Set the Slideshow template within the Page Attributes module.
  3. Using the Add Media button, upload the images you wish to show (note: selecting images that have already been uploaded to the media library will not work).
  4. If you want your images to display in the slideshow, as well as in the page body, then click ‘Insert Into Page’ when finished. Otherwise, close the media panel without clicking this button.
  5. Add your desired post title and content, and publish the page.
  6. You can then add this page to your menu using a Custom Menu.

Setting Theme Options

All options for the Home, Team, Featured Content Slider and Portfolio page templates are set within the customizer by navigating to Customize → Theme. Once the theme options are set, make sure you Save the changes.

Troubleshooting

If your “Read More” link on the homepage does not link to the selected static page, but instead links back to the homepage, check the following:

  1. Under Customize → Static Front Page, be sure your static front page (e.g. About) is not the same as the page chosen under Customize → Theme.
  2. Likewise, under Customize → Theme, be sure the static page (e.g. About) from the drop-down under Home Featured Page is not the same as the page chosen under Customize → Static Front Page.