Novaraby Themetry

Featured Content

Novara allows you to display one selected post in a prominent featured area above your other blog posts. The selected post will still be square, but will be quadruple the size of non-featured blog posts and span both columns.

To designate a post as featured, first navigate to the Featured Content panel in the Customizer and enter the name of a tag.

Next, add that tag to any posts you would like to mark as Featured Content. The most recent post that has this tag will appear in the featured section on the blog posts page.

Featured Images

Novara supports Featured Images. If set, they will display on the blog and archive pages, in search results, and on single posts and pages.

Featured Images can be disabled on archives, single posts, and pages via the Content Options panel in the Customizer.

If a post does not have a Featured Image set, a dark background color will display on the blog, archive pages, and in search results. A checkboard-style design will form if there are at least four consecutive posts without a Featured Image set, as seen below.

The background colors are slightly transparent, so your Background Image may show through, like with the  “No Problem!” and “Posts Without Featured Images…” posts in the image.

Keep in mind that Novara is a photography theme, so featured images are highly encouraged!

Custom Logo

Novara supports the Site Logo feature.

The recommended logo size is 80 pixels wide by 56 pixels tall; this is the size being used in the theme’s demo.

Custom Background

Novara supports the Custom Backgrounds feature.

The custom background image on the theme’s demo is set to not repeat, meaning it will not tile horizontally or vertically. It is also set to a fixed position, which means it will not move as you scroll down the page.


Novara features four widget areas. The first is in the sidebar, directly below the primary menu location:

Note that the demo site includes the Search widget in its Sidebar widget area. Novara does not automatically output a search box by default, as not every site requires a search box.

The other three widget areas are in the “Top Panel” section, and display in three columns:

Theme Options

Novara allows you to change the toggle button text that expands the Top Panel section. This can be changed by navigating to Customize → Theme Options and editing the text in the “More Toggle Button Text” field.

Note that emptying this option does not get rid of the button, but rather resets it to its default value, “More.” If you want to get rid of the button entirely, remove all widgets from the “Top Panel” section — the button will automatically be hidden when there are no widgets to show.

Social Links Menu

Novara features a Social Links Menu in the footer.

It supports the following social networks:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Pinterest
  • Google+
  • Dribbble
  • GitHub
  • Tumblr
  • YouTube
  • Flickr
  • Vimeo
  • Instagram
  • CodePen
  • LinkedIn
  • Foursquare
  • Reddit
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon

Other Features

Novara also supports the following features: