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Featured Content Slider

Olsen allows you to set up to six posts as “featured,” which means they’ll be displayed in a slider above the rest of your blog posts.

To add a post to the Featured Content Slider, the first step is to pick a special tag and set that in the Customizer’s Featured Content panel. For example, if you set the tag to be featured, all posts tagged with “featured” will be displayed in the Featured Content slider.

To set your special tag, go to My Sites Customize → Featured Content and type in the tag in the Tag name field.

Set the Featured Content tag first.

Set the Featured Content tag first.

Create the post you want in the Featured Content area, add the Featured Content tag and a Featured Image.

Create the post you want in the Featured Content area, and add the Featured Content tag and a Featured Image.

To add a post to the Featured Content slider, start a new post at My Sites → Blog Posts → Add, give it a title, and add content that you want to be shown on the slider. Add a Featured Image to the post, and add the special tag that you set in the previous step. Publish the post and it will show up on the Featured Content slider.

Featured Images

To make your content stand out more on post listing pages. you can add Featured Images to them. Featured Images need to be at least 720 pixels wide. If you tag a post to be used in the Featured Content slider, the recommended image dimensions are 1010 by 545 pixels.

Custom Menus

Under Customize → Menus, you can create custom Menus for your theme’s Main Menu and Social Menu. Learn how to set up custom menus.

Main Menu

The Main Menu appear in the header area of the theme, just below the site title.

Social Menu

You can set up your Social Menu and Olsen will display it in two places: above the site title and in the footer of the theme. Supported services are:

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


Olsen has two widget areas: the Sidebar and the Footer. If no widgets are added to the sidebar widget area, the sidebar is not be displayed and your main content area will be wider. Widgets in the Footer will always be full width of the site. Both widget areas can be accessed under Customize → Widgets.

Instagram Widget in the Footer

The footer widget area has custom styling for the Instagram widget, displaying your images in a horizontal row. To display your Instagram feed in the footer, navigate to Customize → Widgets and add the Instagram widget to the Footer Widget area. Make sure to set the number of columns to one.

Site Logo

Navigate to Customize → Site Identity to upload your own logo.

Background Color & Image

Under Customize → Colors you can set your site’s Background Color. You can set an optional background image by uploading one at Customize → Background Image.