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Press: Setup Your Widgets

To access the Widget page, go to Appearance → Widgets

On the right, you will see a number of panels that you can expand:

  • Home Page
  • Sidebar
  • Footer

Each widget area specific to your theme has been color coded to make setup easy. Simply drag the widgets you need into the corresponding panels. At the top of the page you will find a yellow ribbon containing a handy “Click Here” link, which will display the recommended widget setup in case you get lost.

Below is an explanation of each widget and how to configure it.

Home Page Panel

This panel will accept and full-width (orange or blue) widgets.

(Obox ) Slider

  1. Select a Post Count
  2. Choose whether to Randomize posts or not (they will display most recent first otherwise)
  3. Select a Category
  4. Select whether to display Post Feature Images or Videos in the Thumbnails menu.  For video posts, your featured image will display if Thumbnails is chosen. For video posts without a thumbnail, the video will be shown by default.
    • Video posts using oEmbed links will generate thumbnails automatically if Thumbnails is selected.
  5. Enter an Auto-Slide Interval in seconds. Enter 0 for no auto-sliding.
  6. Click Save

(Obox) Four Column

Displays posts from a selected category in a four-column layout.

  1. Select a Post Category
  2. Select a Post Count
  3. Select whether to display Post Feature Images or Videos in the Thumbnails menu.  For video posts, your featured image will display if Thumbnails is chosen. For video posts without a thumbnail, the video will be shown by default.
    • Video posts using oEmbed links will generate thumbnails automatically if Thumbnails is selected.
  4. Check Show Images/Videos  if you want your featured thumbnails or videos to display
  5. Check Show Excerpts to display a short excerpt from the post
  6. Click Save

(Obox) Two Column Widget

Displays posts from a selected category in a two-column layout.

  1. Select the number of posts to show. For best results, choose multiples of 2
  2. Select a Post Category
  3. Select whether to display Post Feature Images or Videos in the Thumbnails menu.  For video posts, your featured image will display if Thumbnails is chosen. For video posts without a thumbnail, the video will be shown by default.
    • Video posts using oEmbed links will generate thumbnails automatically if Thumbnails is selected.
  4. Check Show Images/Videos  if you want your featured thumbnails or videos to display
  5. Check Show Excerpts to display a short excerpt from the post
  6. Click Save

Sidebar

The sidebar accepts any single-column purple or default gray widgets. Below are details on configuring Obox widgets. For help with default widgets, visit the WordPress Codex

(Obox) Twitter

Display a simple feed of your latest Tweets.

  1. Enter a title such as “Follow Me on Twitter”. This title will link to your profile.
  2. Enter your Twitter ID without the @
  3. Select the number of Tweets to show.
  4. Select whether to display Replies/ Retweets
  5. Click Save

(Obox) Comments

Display the latest comments with a short excerpt and link to the post. This differs from the default WordPress widget in how it displays the information.

(Obox) Popular Posts

Display a list of links to your most popular posts based on the number of comments they have received.  Select the number to show and a specific category, or leave All selected

(Obox) Social Links

Displays icons linking to your social profiles. Enter the full URLs to your social profiles here.  For the email field, enter your email address. For RSS, enter your RSS Feed Url or Feedburner URL.

(Obox) Search

Provides a styled search field.

(Obox) 125 x 125 Adverts

Displays any small adverts added using the Advert Manager

(Obox) 300px Adverts

Displays any large adverts added using the Advert Manager

(Obox) Flickr Photos

Displays small thumbnails from your Flickr feed

(Obox) Sidebar Gallery Widget

Displays small thumbnails from the selected gallery

Footer

Like the sidebar, these panels accomodate any single-column (purple) Obox widgets or standard (gray) WordPress widgets. The footer will comfortably fit 3 widgets


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