Setting up your theme

Post Formats

This theme makes each one of the various post formats stand out in their own unique way.

Hermoso is a normal WordPress blogging theme that supports Post Formats (namely: Audio, Video, Standard, Image, Link, Gallery and Quote). The only intriguing feature we’ve implemented into this theme is the ability for you to customize (if you want) the color and looks of each and every post and page.

This is done simply by going to the actual post edit screen. Scrolling down you will see a tab named “Post Customizer”:

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Using this, you can change the colors and background of each post and page, and save your changes as a preset for future use. You can also delete presets, or use the theme’s defaults (blue, orange or yellow).

Theme settings

Go to Appearance > CSSIgniter Settings and you will see our theme settings panel. As you can see there are 8 tabs available:

  • Site Options
  • Color Options
  • Display Options
  • Twitter Options
  • Google Options
  • Feedburner Options
  • Archive Options
  • Custom CSS

Site Options

In this section you can upload your image logo if you have one. If you want a text logo and slogan go to Settings > General and edit the Site Title and Tagline options. In the site options you can manage your favicons for various devices as well.

site-options

Color Options

In this section you can change the look and feel of your header and footer. Color, background, you name it.

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Twitter Options

For the twitter widget to work, you have to navigate to this tab and fill the input fields following the exact instructions that we provide in the tab itself. Then navigate to Appearance > Widgets and drag the CI Tweets widget to your sidebar.

twitter-options

Display Options

3 main options in this section. First one let’s you choose what kind of content you want to display in the listing pages (index, category, archive etc). You can select to display the content or the excerpt, define the excerpt’s length and the read more text. The second option let’s you decide how you will be handling your site’s titles. The option “Automatic titles” goes through a long list of popular SEO plug-ins and acts accordingly.

There’s also an option to disable comments on pages and an option to hide the “Comments disabled” label from posts with disabled comments.

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Google Options

Copy paste your Google Analytics code in here (including the <script> and </script> tags).

google-options

Feedburner Options

If you are using Feedburner for your feed this is the place to copy / paste your Feedburner URL.

feedburner-options

Archive Options

This tab lets you manage the Archive page. You can select how many latest posts to display and toggle the visibility of the yearly, monthly and weekly archives.

molly-archive-options

Custom CSS

For those familiar with CSS we have included this tab so you don’t have to open and edit the main CSS stylesheet. Any styles you enter here will override the ones found on style.css.

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Adding new posts

Start adding your precious content like you’d do with every other theme out there.

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One thing to note is that under the main content editor there’s an option that let’s you display a featured video at the top of each post instead of a featured image. Just copy / paste the URL of the video that you want to display. Make sure it’s coming from a supported provider.