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Department: Portfolios

Your theme comes with a Portfolio post type for showcasing showreels, design, art, photos or any body of work that can be represented with images or video. Portfolio items can be arranged by logical categories similar to "albums" that help viewers filter results on your portfolio page. Each Portfolio post is intended to showcase a single project or body of work . For example, a graphic designer may have one post for an advertising project which displays a featured image of the finished product, and several additional images of the work as used on posters, magazine ads, or photos showing the process of making the art. For photographers, your portfolio posts may only have one image per post, which is then assigned to a common category such as Landscapes, Fashion, etc.

Themes with a portfolio slider may not support featured videos on single portfolios.

Setup Categories

  1. Go to PortfolioCategories
  2. Enter the category name and click Add Category
  3. Repeat to add more categories. The theme is designed to handle one level of categories. For example: Web Design, Print and Full Motion

Add a Portfolio Item

  1. Click the Portfolio Add Portfolio Item.
  2. Add a Title for your post
  3. Enter any text into the post editor. For best results, keep this brief and do not insert images here.
  4. Click Set Featured Image in the right sidebar of the post editor (or, for themes that support featured videos, add an oEmbed URL to take advantage of auto-thumbnails, not a video embed code)
  5. Click on Add Media to upload additional images for display in the portfolio post or slider.
  6. When complete, click each image to view the image details on the right.
    • Edit the image Title
    • Ensure Media File is selected in the Link To menu, or optionally choose None if you do not want to use a Lightbox plugin or allow your images to be blown up.
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    • If still open, Close the Media manager (hit the X in the corner) without inserting any images into the post. They only need to be attached/uploaded to the post gallery.
  7. Choose a category under the Category box at right.
  8. Click Publish. This button will change to Update once a post has been published once.
 
You can change the order images appear on the portfolio post by dragging and dropping them in the Media Manager.

Create the Portfolio Page

The Portfolio page template creates a gallery of your portfolio items in chronological order by default, with a category menu along the top. Clicking a portfolio thumbnail will open the portfolio post where visitors can view details, additional images,etc.
If you have loaded our demo content, please delete all existing portfolio pages, click the Trash link in the Pages index and empty the trash, then create your own using the below instructions!
  1. Click on PageAdd New.
  2. Type the name for your Portfolio page in the Title field.
  3. Choose the Portfolio List template from the Page Template menu on the right side and save the page a a Draft or Publish it.
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  4. Scroll down below the page editor to view the Portfolio page options and choose
    • Portfolio Excerpt: Choose whether to display excerpts under the thumbnails on the portfolio index pages. If enabled, enter the maximum number of characters
    • Order by and Order: Choose how to order the posts. Manual Order requires you to enter a number in the Order field of the posts, with 1 being shown first/top-left if Ascending is chosen for the order, or last/bottom-right for Descending. Any posts left with an Order number of 0 will be shown first, with their date taken into account.
    • Layout: click the thumbnail corresponding to the layout you would like the main portfolio and all category pages to use
    • Custom Header Image: You may upload an image to be used as the background for the page title container here if desired.
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  5. Click Publish. This button will change to Update once a page has been published once.

Additional Tips

You may have additional images for a single portfolio such as photos showing a different angle or detail
How these images display in your theme depends on the theme’s design. Many of our themes create a slider if multiple images are uploaded to the post, otherwise they will be shown in a list.
Uploading Additional Images Using the Media Manager to an already published post
  1. Within the product post, click on the Add Media button above the post editor.
  2. Click Upload Files, then Select Files to browse to your images and upload them.
    • Images must be uploaded directly. Selecting images already in the Media Library will not attach them to the post and they will not display!
  3. When complete, click each image to view the image details on the right.
    • Edit the image Title
    • Ensure Media File is selected in the Link To menu attachment
  4. Close the Media manager (hit the X in the corner) without inserting any images into the post.
    • Do not click Insert to Post
    • Do not create a Wordpress Gallery and insert it

Delete images from a Portfolio Post

  1. Edit the post and click the Add Media button
  2. Click the Media Library tab and select Images Uploaded to this Post from the drop-down
  3. Click the checkmark icon in the corner of the thumbnail to unattach the image OR select the image and click the Delete Permanently link on the far right
Portfolio posts or images may be displayed on your home page or any widgetized page by using the Content Widget. Details on widget setup and options are outlined in the Configure Your Widgets article.


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