Ixion is a clean and professional theme for schools, non-profits, and organizations.
Setting Up Your Front Page
To set up your homepage, follow these steps:
- Create a page.
- Go to the Customizer’s Static Front Page panel and set “Front page displays” to “A static page.”
- Select the page created in step one as “Front page,” and choose another page as “Posts page” to display your blog posts.
Ixion‘s front page displays, in order:
The site header:
The Site Tagline with optional Header Image and Call-to-Action Button:
The page content, if set, and the five most recent Posts:
And the site footer:
This theme has one main menu area called “Header.” If you don’t assign a custom menu to that area, your site’s pages are displayed instead.
Social Links Menu
Ixion supports a handy Social Links menu, which appears in the header:
Linking to any of the following sites will automatically display its icon in your menu:
- Email (mailto: links)
- RSS Feed (urls with /feed/)
Ixion has a one-column or two-column layout. Add widgets to the sidebar area for a traditional two-column blog, or leave it blank for a sleek one-column style.
Footer Widget Areas
Ixion also includes up to four optional widget areas in the footer:
Configure these widget areas from Customize → Widgets.
The site tagline appears on the front page of your site, and is a great place to add a brief welcome. HTML cannot be used in the tagline.
Add a call-to-action button to your front page underneath the Site Tagline as seen on the demo. Go to Customize → Theme Options to add the URL and text to your call-to-action button.
Featured Content is shown on the front page below the Site Tagline area. To add a post or page to Featured Content, give it the tag “featured,” or another tag of your choosing set from Customize → Featured Content.
Ixion supports prominent Featured Images on single posts and pages at full width and an unlimited height:
Ixion features testimonials in two ways:
- The dedicated testimonial archive page displays all testimonials in reverse chronological order, with the newest displayed first.
- The Testimonial Shortcode allows you to display the testimonials wherever you want on your site.
To add a testimonial, go to My Site → Testimonials → Add. Testimonials are composed of the testimonial text, the name of the customer — added as testimonial title — and an image or logo, which can be added as a Featured Image.
Testimonial Archive Page
Where is the Testimonial archive page?
Let’s say you have a WordPress.com site at:
The URL of the testimonial archive page will be:
This page can be further customized by adding a title, intro text, and featured image via Customizer → Testimonials. This content will appear above the testimonials list.
Ixion comes with a No Sidebar Page Template to put the focus on your content.
Ixion comes with a special CSS style for buttons. Add the
button class to your links in the HTML Editor or a Text Widget to create “call to action” buttons:
<a href="https://ixiondemo.wordpress.com/" class="button">Button</a>
Ixion also supports the following features:
Quick Specs (all measurements in pixels)
- The main column width is
- The main sidebar width is
- The four optional footer widget areas’ widths vary depending on the number of active areas.
- Featured Images are displayed at
1080width and variable height on single posts and pages, and at a maximum of
712width on the blog.
- The site logo appears at a maximum width of
500and height of
- The custom header appears at
1080width with flexible height.