While Magnifique is a dead simple blogging theme for WordPress i would like to go through the simple steps of installing the theme and also provide an overview of our theme settings panel.
Download the zip file and go to Appearance > Themes and click on the Install Themes tab. Click upload and then Browse. Select the theme zip from your hard drive and click install now. Wait for it and once the upload is done click Activate. The theme is now installed!
Go to Appearance > CSSIgniter Settings and you will see our theme settings panel. As you can see there are 7 tabs available:
- Site Options
- Color Options
- Display Options
- Google Options
- Feedburner Options
- Archive Options
- Custom CSS
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.
Color options are disabled by default. Once you enable them you can edit everything like the background color and/or image, the text color, links color, menu color (normal, hover, active) etc. If you have uploaded a background image there are options available to adjust it like position, repeat and fixed.
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.
Copy paste your Google Analytics code in here (including the <script> and </script> tags).
If you are using Feedburner for your feed this is the place to copy / paste your Feedburner URL.
This tab let’s you manage this page. You can select how many latest posts to display and toggle the visibility of the yearly,monthly and weekly archives.
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.
Adding new posts
Start adding your precious content like you’d do with every other theme out there. 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.
We know that most free themes provide little (to none) support but that’s not the case here. We can’t provide support through our forum but you can use the comment form to ask any questions you might have.