Ink Drop: Configure Theme Options

Start by clicking  on Theme Options in the left-hand admin menu.

All Obox Themes come with some General options for setting a custom logo and favicon, showing or hiding post meta, and other customization options. Here we will explain each option:

General

Custom Logo

themeoptions_custom_logo This option allows you to upload a Custom Logo to replace the default theme logo/title text. The dimensions are purely up to you, however it should not exceed 300 pixels wide, or 100 pixels tall. Click on Browse to upload an image file from your hard-drive, or enter the URL of your image file if it is hosted elsewhere.
If you upload a large logo, see this post for adjustments you will need to make.
You can upload as many logos as you like and then simply switch to the one you prefer by clicking on the thumbnail. WordPress accepts .jpg, .png and .gif.

Favicon

themeoptions_favicon This option allows you to upload a favicon, which is the tiny icon displayed in the browser address bar when visitors view your site. The dimensions should be 16 x 16 pixels. Click on Browse to upload an image file from your hard-drive, or enter the URL of your image file if it is hosted elsewhere. You can upload as many logos as you like and then simply switch to the one you prefer by clicking on the thumbnail. For best results, your favicon should be a .gif or 24-bit .png. You should not use a .jpg as it will probably not display.

Site Header

Display Title: Select whether to display the fade-in post-title in the header when the single post view is scrolled.

Display Tagline: Select whether to display or hide your website tagline if using a text site title. To modify your title and tagline go to the SettingsGeneral area in WordPress.

Menu Style – Choose from Expanded (links are shown in a horizontal nav at center on home and top-right on interior pages) or compact (links are shown at the top of the slide-in sidebar when clicking the menu icon in upper-right)

Menu Label: Set custom text for the menu button. Default is “Menu”.

Custom Login Logo

Click Browse to select a custom login logo, which is displayed on the WordPress admin login page. Recommended dimensions are 326px by 82px themeoptions_login-logo

Custom Styling

This field allows you to enter any Custom CSS overrides used to customize the theme beyond simple color changes. Add any styles from the style.css or create your own here. Content in this field is saved to the database, so you won't lose changes if reinstalling the theme.
Never copy/paste the entire theme stylesheet into this box! Only copy the individual styles and properties you are changing. For tips on using your Browser's inspector to help with this process, see How to Find the ID or class name for an element to use in Custom CSS
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Facebook Sharing Options

This option allows you to disable the theme's OpenGraph support if you are using a plugin that duplicates the feature and does not allow disabling it. If left on, you may set a default site image for Facebook to use if it cannot find a featured image on the page or post being shared. Your image must be at least 200px by 200px. View this article for more on Facebook OpenGraph and how it works in your theme. themeoptions_facebook

Custom RSS URL

Enter the URL to your custom feed, such as Feedburner if you have one. If left blank, the default WordPress RSS URLs will be used. custom_rss

Layout Options

These options control the layout of your homepage and archives

Home Page Layout

Choose between the Blog or Portfolio List homepage. This is explained in detail in the previous article “Setup Your Homepage”

List Pages Layout

Choose the number of columns for dynamically generated post lists such as category archives and the home page. You may choose the number of columns on your main portfolio page and blog page separately in those page templates.

Posts & Pages

These options affect the standard post and page types.

Show Excerpts?

Select whether to show  excerpts in the post blocks on the list pages by selecting your choice from the  drop-down.

Post Meta

The Post Meta section allows you to enable (check) or disable (uncheck) various elements that appear on your posts and blog.

  • Date – Uncheck to hide the date.
  • Tags – Uncheck to hide the tags
  • Category Link – Uncheck to hide the category.
  • Comments Link – Uncheck to hide the comment link. Does NOT disable comments on the post itself.
  • Author Link –  Uncheck to hide the author link in home page and archives
  • Author Info – Uncheck to hide the author info at the end of posts
  • Next & Previous Posts – Uncheck to hide the next/previous post links on single posts
  • Related Posts – Check this option to show related posts at the bottom of your single posts (displayed with featured images in 3 columns below the comments)

Related posts are determined by common tag 

Portfolio Meta

The Portfolio Meta section allows you to enable (check) or disable (uncheck) various elements that appear on your portfolio posts.

  • Tags – Uncheck to hide the tags
  • Category Link – Uncheck to hide the category.
  • Next & Previous Posts – Uncheck to hide the next/previous post links on single posts

 Page Meta

The PageMeta section allows you to enable (check) or disable (uncheck) various elements that appear on your pages.

  • Date – Uncheck to hide the date.
  • Author Link –  Uncheck to hide the author link in home page and archives
  • Author Info –  Uncheck to hide the author info at the end of posts

Click Save Changes and click the Footer tab

Social Sharing

Toggle social sharing to Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Note that the default share popup is not enabled on mobiles (use your mobile’s built-in sharing from the browser button)

Show Social Sharing on Posts?

Choose whether to show sharing on posts – unchecking will hide the default OR custom widget code you enter

Show Social Sharing on Portfolios?

Choose whether to show sharing on portfolio posts – unchecking will hide the default OR custom widget code you enter

Show Social Sharing on Pages?

Choose whether to show sharing on pages (off by default)

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Footer

Show Footer

The footer is the bar at the bottom of the page containing the copyright etc. Select No here if you want to hide the footer completely. Default is Yes.

Show Social Links in the Footer?

Select whether to show or hide social icons in the footer.

Social Networks

Add the full URL to the social profiles you wish to link to.

Custom Footer Text

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The Custom Footer Text and Hide Obox Logo section give you some control over the copyright area of the footer.

Replace our default copyright text with your own. For example: “Copyright © YourSiteName”.  To make the copyright symbol, hold Alt and type 0169, then release.

Hide Obox Logo

All of our themes come with an Obox Logo at the bottom right of the footer. To switch this off, simply uncheck the box (although you get extra awesome points for leaving it on!)

Site Analytics

If you would like a quick and painless way to implement Google Analytics, paste your preferred tracking code into this text area. Your code will then be insterted into the footer of the theme, which is best for performance reasons.  Learn more about Google Analytics here.

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Click Save Changes and proceed to the Social tab

Social

This section allows some customization of social sharing for your posts

Social Sharing

Toggle social sharing to Facebook, Twitter and Google+ on Posts or Pages.

Select No to hide the Share menu if you plan to use a different sharing plugin, or the scripts may conflict and cause issues for your comments or related posts.

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Facebook Sharing Options

This option allows you to disable the theme's OpenGraph support if you are using a plugin that duplicates the feature and does not allow disabling it. If left on, you may set a default site image for Facebook to use if it cannot find a featured image on the page or post being shared. Your image must be at least 200px by 200px. View this article for more on Facebook OpenGraph and how it works in your theme. themeoptions_facebook
Click Save Changes and click Customization

Customization

Custom RSS URL

Enter the URL to your custom feed, such as Feedburner if you have one. If left blank, the default WordPress RSS URLs will be used. custom_rss

Custom Styling

This field allows you to enter any Custom CSS overrides used to customize the theme beyond simple color changes. Add any styles from the style.css or create your own here. Content in this field is saved to the database, so you won't lose changes if reinstalling the theme.
Never copy/paste the entire theme stylesheet into this box! Only copy the individual styles and properties you are changing. For tips on using your Browser's inspector to help with this process, see How to Find the ID or class name for an element to use in Custom CSS
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Custom typekit Scripts

You may integrate Typekit fonts into the theme for use with Custom Styling by pasting the code from Typekit here.

If you wish to add additional Google Font support to the theme, please download and activate the WP Google Fonts plugin

Save your options by clicking the Save Options button in the top-right or bottom-right corner.