Standardby WooThemes

Site Layout

Standard provides three layout options:

  • Content-Sidebar
  • Sidebar-Content
  • Full Width, No Sidebar

Note: The instructions from this section are referring to the WP Admin dashboard. You can get to this dashboard by adding /wp-admin to the end of your site’s url (e.g.: example.wordpress.com/wp-admin)

To select a layout go to “Appearance > Theme Options”. Next, choose the Layout tab. Last, select the desired layout option and click save.

Menu Customization

Standard has 3 areas that support Custom Menus.

There is no default menu created with Standard, which means new pages will not automatically be added. You will need to add them to a custom menu yourself.

Find out more about working with custom menus on the WordPress.com Custom Menu documentation page.

Featured Images

Standard supports featured images. Larger images will be resized down to 150 x 150px.

Post Formats

There are 6 post formats available for your blog content.

Image

The image width should be 580px. To style a post with the Image post format:

  1. Create a new post.
  2. Set a featured image for your post.
  3. Select the post format named: Image.
  4. Write a description for the image. (Optional)
  5. Update, publish, or schedule the post.

Video

To style a post with the Video post format:

  1. Add a new post.
  2. Paste the YouTube or Vimeo URL of the desired video into the body content of the first paragraph in the post. Do not include any other information.
  3. Select the post format named: Video.
  4. Add a second paragraph for a description of the video if desired. (Optional)
  5. Update, publish, or schedule the post.

Quote

To style a post with the Quote post format:

  1. Add a new post.
  2. Add the source of the quote to the title of the post.
  3. Add the desired quote in the body/content of the post.
  4. Select the post format named: Quote.
  5. Update, publish, or schedule the post.

Status

To style a post with the Status post format:

  1. Add a new post.
  2. Add the subject of the status to the title of the post.
  3. Add the desired status message in the body/content of the post.
  4. Select the post format named: Status.
  5. Update, publish, or schedule the post.

Link

To style a post with the Link post format:

  1. Add a new post.
  2. Add the title of the link to the title of the post.
  3. Add the desired URL in the body/content of the post.
  4. Select the post format named: Link.
  5. Update, publish, or schedule the post.

Additional Features

Custom Header

You can customize your site header by going to Customize → Header Image.

Custom Background

You can customize your site background by going to Customize → Colors & Backgrounds.