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Theme Options  //  Custom Admin Menus

The theme options menus allow customization in almost every area of the site. Change settings and configure the theme to work for you. Make a custom sidebar for specific areas and select the exact sidebar you want on any page or post. Create unlimited blog pages where you choose what categories are used to populate the each blog page. Create unlimited portfolio pages, manage your slide show with drag and drop, insert custom shortcodes with editor buttons and much more.

Follow the links below to view admin screen shots and see exactly how amazing the theme options for Unite really are.

 

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The theme includes custom content settings for pages, posts, widgets and shortcodes that can be used to produce custom formatting and special functionality on your pages.

There is a built-in button on the WordPress text editor to create this shorcode and insert them into your pages and posts.

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This area contains settings for choosing your skin, changing your logo, editing your footer text and more. The theme has an option to show place holder images for blog posts and other areas where you may not have associated an image with the content already. You can enable/disable that option from this page.

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The home page section allows you to configure the number of featured posts, blog posts and other content on the home page.

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The slide show menu allows you to add slides, sort the order they display and the transition effect used for each image.

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Create custom sidebars. Click “Add New Sidebar”, enter a unique name and save. Each sidebar will be shown in the Widget area of your admin to add widgets and content to the sidebar.

To assign a sidebar to a page or post, in the edit view of your content, select the sidebar from the drop down menu in the custom theme options beneath the default content editor and save. You can assign a sidebar to multiple pages and posts to share a single custom sidebar or use a custom sidebar for each.

The home page has a pre-set sidebar that already exists in the Widgets area, “Homepage Sidebar”. This is the area where you should add widgets for the home page.

A set of custom widgets have been created to accompany the theme. These can be setup with your information and added to any sidebar of your choosing. To access these widgets go to the “Appearance > Widgets” menu.

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Adding blog pages allows you to select any page on your site to display a blog. You can have an unlimited number of blogs. Click the “Add New Blog” button to create a new blog. Select the page it should use to display your blog posts on. Select the categories to pull posts from. If you have content on the page selected to host your blog posts, the content will be displayed before the posts at the very top of the page.

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Adding portfolio pages allows you to select any page on your site to display a portfolio from. You can have an unlimited number of portfolios. Click the “Add New Portfolio Page” button to create one. Select the page it should use from the public side to display portfolio items on and the categories to pull the items from. If you have content on the page it will also be displayed using a floating content block.

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This is where you set the options for the “to” address, “subject” and “thank you” message shown after sending the email. Entering information on this page only sets the default values. You can still customize these options for each instance fo the contact form.

To add the contact form to a page, past the shortcode on a page and it will generate a form with the default values.

There is a built-in button on the WordPress text editor that includes a form to create this shorcode and insert it into your page for you. Click the button with the two forward slashes “//” on the editor and select the “Contact Form” tab.

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