Exhibitby Pro Theme Design

Custom Homepage

Exhibit has three custom page templates, one of which is a custom homepage layout designed to showcase your projects and testimonials about your work. This layout can be seen on the Exhibit demo.

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When you first activate Exhibit, you’ll see your posts in a traditional blog format, but if you’d like to use this template as the front page of your site, here are the instructions.

  1. Create or edit a page, and assign it to the Projects and Testimonials Homepage from the Page Attributes module.
  2. Optionally, you can add an introduction to your site. One sentence looks best, but you can add as much as you like.
  3. Go to the Customizer’s Static Front Page area and set “Front page displays” to “A static page.” Learn more about setting up a front page.
  4. Select the page you just assigned the Front Page template to as “Front page” and then choose another page as “Posts page” to serve your blog posts.

When using this hompepage template, the content is pulled from your list of Projects and Testimonials. You can read more about setting up Projects and setting up Testimonials.

Theme Options

Exhibit has two options in the Customizer’s Theme Options section, which allow you to tweak the custom front-page layout.

  1. Projects Template Projects Title — this sets the title of the projects section of the custom homepage layout. By default, it will display “Recent Projects,” but you can change this to fit your business or brand.
  2. Projects Template Projects Quantity — this sets the number of projects to display. The default is 6, but you can change this to any multiple of 3.

Custom Header

Exhibit supports custom headers.

Custom Menus

Exhibit has two custom menu areas available. The first is in the header, and the second is in the footer. 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.

The footer menu does not support nested menus and will only display the top-level links.

Featured Images

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Exhibit supports thumbnail images on blog posts. These are known as Featured Images.

If there is no Featured Image for the current blog post, then Exhibit will look to see if there is an image uploaded to the post. If there is, then that image will be used, otherwise no image will be used.

On the homepage and archive pages, the Exhibit featured images are scaled to 600 wide by 390 high.

Social Links Menu

Exhibit allows you to display links to your social media profiles, like Twitter and Facebook, with icons. To do this, you should:

  1. Create a new Menu.
  2. Add your social links to it as custom links.
  3. Add it to the Social Menu position.

You’ll find a more detailed tutorial in the Social Links Menu guide.

Available Icons

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

  • Bloglovin
  • CodePen
  • Digg
  • Dribbble
  • Dropbox
  • Email (mailto: links)
  • Facebook
  • Flickr
  • GitHub
  • Google+
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn
  • Pinterest
  • Pocket
  • Polldaddy
  • Reddit
  • RSS Feed (urls with /feed/ or .rss)
  • StumbleUpon
  • Tumblr
  • Twitter
  • Vimeo
  • WordPress
  • YouTube

Sidebars

Exhibit has two sidebars. All sidebars will remain hidden if there are no widgets added to them. The remaining content will resize to fill the empty space.

The Sidebar Widgets area is on the right-hand side of all blog posts and pages, while the Footer Widgets area is displayed at the bottom of the site on blog posts and pages.