Huesosby AudioTheme

Getting Started

After activating Huesos, you can begin setting it up from the Customizer, where you’ll find tools for adding a logo, changing the background, assigning Custom Menus, specifying front-page settings, managing the site-wide audio player, and more.

Detailed instructions for working with Huesos’s unique features are included below. If you run into any issues or have a question, you can find additional help by:

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Your site’s title and tagline will be displayed in the header area by default, but you can easily replace the text with your own logo or custom image in the Customizer:

  1. Go to the Customizer.
  2. Open the Site Identity panel.
  3. Upload a new image in the Logo field.

You may also customize the site title and tagline text in this section, or hide them to display the logo by itself.

Homepage Setup

Your homepage is typically one of the first pages most visitors see when browsing your site. While your homepage shows a list of your latest posts by default, Huesos also allows you to select a static page to display.

Read the instructions for Setting up a Static Front Page if you’d prefer to use a page for your homepage. You’ll also want to create a page for displaying your latest blog posts.

Now when visiting that page on your site, it will display a list of your latest posts. Be sure to add it to your Primary Menu so your visitors can easily find it.

Customize the homepage further by adding widgets to the homepage widget area. The theme demo’s homepage displays the Recent Posts widget below the page content.

The content shown in the main sidebar can be done by adding widgets to the main sidebar widget area. The theme demo uses the Image, Recent Posts, and Text widgets in this widget area.

Site-Wide Audio Player

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Highlighting a few choice tracks is possible with the Huesos site-wide audio player. To use this feature, you will need the WordPress.com Premium or Business plan.

Here’s how to enable the audio player:

  1. Go to the Customizer.
  2. Open the Theme Options panel.
  3. Click the Edit Playlist button under the “Player Attachment IDs” heading.
  4. Select previously uploaded audio MP3 files or upload new files.
  5. Click the Add to audio playlist button.
  6. Click the Update audio playlist button.

This will add the Attachment IDs for each audio file to the Customizer setting. You should now see an audio player similar to the one shown in the theme demo.

Records

Huesos: Record Archive

Huesos includes special functionality that allows you to add records to your site and display them in a visually appealing grid. Here’s how they look in the demo.

To begin adding your records, you first need to set up the Record Archive:

  1. Create a new page.
  2. Give the page a title (we used “Music” in the demo).
  3. Find the Page Options box and select the “Record Archive” option in the Template field.
  4. Click the Publish button to create and save the page.

You can optionally enter a short introduction in the main content editor. Now that your archive is set up, you can start adding records:

  1. Create a new page.
  2. Enter the title of the record.
  3. Set the record’s cover art as the Featured Image.
  4. Change the Published date to the date the record was released.
  5. Find the Page Options box and change the Parent to the page you created as the Record Archive (this is important).
  6. Click the Publish button to create and save the page.

Now when you visit your Record Archive page, you should see your first record listed. Continue adding records by following the same steps. Always be sure to set the “Parent” page as the Record Archive page.

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01. Record Artwork

Set the record’s cover art as the Featured Image.

You’ll notice in the theme demo, we display purchase links below the record artwork. These links, and any additional content, can be inserted by adding a custom excerpt.

To create the button style links, you’ll need to know some basic HTML to add a special button class using the HTML/Text editor. Here is an example of the record details and purchase links used in the theme demo.

<a class="button" href="https://www.apple.com/itunes/">iTunes</a> <a class="button" href="https://www.spotify.com/us/">Spotify</a>

You can use the example code above to get started. Change the button link text and href attribute to your own info.

03. Record Playlist

You can insert a Playlist in the editor for each record to list its tracks and allow your visitors to preview your music. (You will need the Premium or Business plan to use this feature.) You can also enter additional details about your record, such as a description or links to reviews.

Videos

Huesos: Video Archive

Huesos includes special functionality that allows you to add videos to your site and display them in a visually appealing grid. Here’s how they look in the demo.

Before adding your videos, you need to set up a Video Archive page:

  1. Create a new page.
  2. Give the page a title (we used “Videos” in the demo).
  3. Select the “Video Archive” option as the Template.
  4. Click the Publish button to create and save the page.

You can also enter a short introduction in the main content area of the page. Now that your archive is set up, you can start adding videos:

  1. Create a new page.
  2. Enter the title of the video.
  3. Enter a URL to the video from a supported service in the main content editor.
  4. Set a screenshot of the video as the Featured Image. Video thumbnails are displayed in a 16:9 aspect ratio and will be cropped from the top down.
  5. Change the Parent to the page you created as the Video Archive — this is important.
  6. Click the Publish button to create and save the page.

Now when you visit your Video Archive page, you should see your first video listed. Continue adding videos by following the same steps; always be sure to set the Parent page as the Video Archive page.

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Featuring a choice video is possible on the Huesos Video Archive page template. An example of this functionality can be seen on the theme demo’s video archive template.

To add a featured video, you will need to first get the Page ID of the single video page you want to feature (creating a video page is outlined above). Once you have the Page ID, you can go to the Theme Options section in the Customizer. Add the Page ID to the Featured Video ID setting and save.

Photos

Create a new page for your photos and insert a Gallery to display them.

Custom Menus provide granular control over the links that appear in the various navigation areas on your site. Huesos supports two menu locations: the Primary Menu navigation and the Social Menu (the social icons at the bottom of each page).

You can create and assign menus by going to Customize → Menus.

The Social Menu allows you to display links to your social media profiles, such as Twitter and Facebook, as icons. Each menu item should be added as a Custom Link. Huesos will automatically display the correct icon based on the link URL. For example, a link like http://twitter.com/audiotheme will display a Twitter icon because the theme has detected it is a Twitter URL.

The following icons are bundled in Huesos for use in your Social Menu: Amazon, Apple/iTunes, Bandcamp, Facebook, Flickr, Google Play, Google+, Instagram, Last.fm, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Rdio, ReverbNation, SoundCloud, Spotify, Tumblr, Twitter, Vimeo, WordPress, and YouTube.

Widgets

Huesos features two widget areas.

Home Widgets

The home widgets area will only show on the front page of your site and are displayed in a three-column grid.

Main Sidebar

The Main Sidebar appears on the right side of posts and any pages using the default page template.

Posts and Pages can be assigned a Featured Image to display above the title.