Lens makes use of the WordPress custom header functionality.
Lens 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.
Lens supports thumbnail images on blog posts. These are known as Featured Images. The recommended size for featured images in Lens are square images 440 pixels wide by 440 pixels tall. To use featured images, do the following:
- 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.
Lens has full support for both left to right and right to left languages. For information on translating Lens, see the Translation FAQ.
Sticky posts on a Lens-powered site get a special treatment to help them stand out. To make a post sticky, follow these steps:
- Open your post for editing.
- In the Publish box (located in the right column), click the ‘edit’ link.
- Check the ‘Stick this post to the front page’ box, and click save.
Lens allows you to add links to your Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Tumblr accounts in the footer of the site. To do this you must first connect these services to Publicize.
- Go to Settings → Sharing, and add connections to your accounts.
- Once connected, navigate to the Customizer, where you’ll find a new Connect panel.
- Select the account(s) you want to link to, and their respective icons will be displayed.
Lens has 2 widget areas. One displays in the right-sidebar on blog posts, and one displays in the footer. For more information on working with widgets, please see this support document.
- Footer widgets – these widgets display in the footer of the site. These widgets will hide if they are left empty. This widget will display on all pages.
- Right sidebar widgets – these widgets display on blog posts. They do not show up on the homepage, pages or archive pages. The widgets will hide if they are left empty.