We have a handful of themes for you to chose from, simply head to the theme selector on your menu to make a choice:
Classic mode Left hand menu: Appearance >> Themes
Simply click activate on the theme you want to chose. Please note that some of the themes will have a variety of customisations options, one which is able to be completely customised to look like all other themes.
Classic mode Left hand menu: FolioSite Preferences >> Theme Settings
Here you'll find a variety of different options to help you set up the theme to as you want.
The photographers theme is the most advanced theme and can be customised in a variety of ways. For users who want to get the best out of their site and aren't comfortable with CSS we reccomend chosing this option.
Some of the options mentioned from here will also be included in other themes too.
There are a few different presets you can chose from here, these will give you a good starting point for your own design.
You can control the colours of most things on the site, just click the color box to enable the wheel. If you don't want a colour, say for a background area, then you can chose the reset option. This will reset it to the browser default.
To select the fonts you want to use, simply chose them from the drop down list. To use the google fonts, select them (select multiple using the command key on mac whilst clicking or the control key on windows). You will need to update for these fonts to be selectable in the lists below.
Visit http://www.google.com/webfonts to see examples of the fonts available and to test them out before you chose them.
you can specify numbers here to determine the font sizes you want to use. examples of valid options include 10px, 10%, 10em, 10pt (obviously you can chose numbers other than 10)
Logos can be uploaded which will replace the text version of your name.
Header position to a different area of the site, top, bottom, left, right:
Title Text alignment sets the alignment of the header alone, not the menu
Sets the alignment of the menu text.
fixes the menu to the top of the screen when scrolling. this is used by default and is especially useful for side scrolling galleries.
this enables drop down menus if you have them enabled.
this puts the menu items on the same line, as can be seen in the top and bottom positioned headers images example above.
If you want your menu to be inline with your header deselect this.
You can have a semi transparent menu with this option, it's especially useful for fullscreen images or horizontal galleries. you can control how the transparency works with the options (start, hover and fade).
You can upload a background image for the site. At the moment this is repeated and scrolls with the site (not fixed). If you want to use this, you may want to reset the site color for the wrapper for it to work correctly.
Site containers are especially useful for sites which want to be horizontally central to the users browser. you can set the container width and height (although height isn't always required).
If you have a lot of high res images on the site, you may want to consider using the loading screen which shows a loading animation whilst waiting for the page content to load.
Gives you full control over the contents of your homepage!
Allows you to customise your homepage.
Shows 1 single image selected at random from the images uploaded to your home page.
Shows an auto slideshow of images uploaded to your home page.
Shows 1 single fullscreen image which is uploaded to your home page.
Shows content added to your home page. this can be text, html or custom shortcodes etc.
Shows 1 single fullscreen image selected at random from the images uploaded to your home page.
Outputs a list of posts similar to how categories work. This will include a featured image and a title of the post etc.
When using the Loads of posts option, you can specify a specific category for it to work with or select ""No Category selected"" which will include all posts. If you wanted you could create a new category called homefeatured (or similar) to give you more control over the content you feature.
Allows you to chose which layout option you want to use for the loads of posts option
Custom CSS gives you the option of adding new stylesheet rules to your site. This gives you full control over the whole design of your site.