Quick Specs

  1. The main column width is 474px.
  2. Featured images work best with images that are least 1038px wide.
  3. The primary sidebar (left) width is 162px.
  4. The secondary “content” sidebar (right) width is 306px.
  5. Widgets in the footer widget area are 255px wide.
  6. The header image size is 1260px wide and 240px high.
  7. Single image pages are full-width and 810px wide.

Choose Your Layout

To choose your layout, open up the Theme Customizer.

Under Featured Content, select your preferred layout from the drop down.

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When you’re done, click Save and Publish.

To assign content to appear in the grid or slider, you should assign it the Featured tag. This will display your posts, displaying the featured image.

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Change the Featured Tag

By default, Twenty Fourteen displays any post in the slider or grid with the tag “Featured” attached to it. If no posts have this tag, a sticky post is displayed instead.

You can edit this tag in the Theme Customizer. To edited the tag, go to Appearance > Customizer. Under the Featured Content section, change the name of the tag.

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The Don’t display this tag on the front end checkbox lets you determine whether you want the Featured tag to appear in tag clouds on the front end.

Save and publish.

What else?

You can also use the Theme Customizer to make the following changes to your website:

  • Change your Custom Header image
  • Featured Images; works best with images that are least 1038px wide
  • Change the background image or color
  • Choose which navigation menus should appear (Twenty Fourteen supports two menus — one in the sidebar and one in the header)
  • Set a static front page

If you would like to change additional colors, try the Fourteen Colors plugin.