Maxwellby ThemeZee

Getting Started

After activating Maxwell, navigate to the Customizer to set up and personalize the theme according to your needs. You can add a Site Logo, Header Image, and Background there.


Featured Content Area

Maxwell supports Featured Content, which allows you to highlight your most important posts. The featured posts appear at the top of the blog.

To set up the Featured Content area and add posts to it:

  1. Go to Customizer → Featured Content.
  2. Enter the name of a tag (e.g. featured).
  3. Click the blue Save & Publish button at the top.
  4. Create a post with a Featured Image.
  5. Assign the post the tag you chosen in Step 2.


Custom Menus

You can assign Custom Menus to four available locations:

Maxwell supports a Social Links Menu in the site header. Add a custom link with the URL to your social media profile (e.g. and the corresponding icon will appear.

The following sites will automatically display their icons in your menu:

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


You can add extra content to your site using Widgets. Maxwell supports five widget areas:

  • Sidebar
  • Footer Column 1
  • Footer Column 2
  • Footer Column 3
  • Footer Column 4

Maxwell adjusts the width of footer widget columns automatically, and shows fewer columns if you don’t add widgets to every footer widget area.


Sidebar Position

You can change the position of the sidebar widget area from the default right to the left side, under Customize → Theme Options.


Content Options

Maxwell supports Content Options and allows you to show or hide author bio, post details, and featured images.


Need Further Help?

Please do not hesitate to ask a question on the forum if you need extra help setting up Maxwell.