BoardWalk FAQ Click on a question below to jump directly to the answer of that question.
  • 01How do I add a photo to my users' profiles?

    Wordpress is integrated with gravatar.com to display your globally recognized avatar.

    To assign avatars to your users or various admins, first make sure that each of your users has their own profile.   You can create new user profiles in the "User" section of admin.

    Next, sign up for an account at http://www.gravatar.com using the same email address that was used to create the User profile in Wordpress admin.  Upload an image to gravatar.com.  This gravatar image is now associated with that specific User and their image will appear next to the content they post.  This image will also appear when the user posts comments on other Wordpress blogs (as long as they use the associated email address when commenting).

  • 02How do I add/delete/arrange the widgets in the sidebar?

    In Wordpress Admin, navigate to: Appearance -> Widgets.   Drag the widget titles from the lists on the left side to the "Sidebar" sections on the right side.   You can also drag and drop the widgets up or down within each Sidebar to change their placement above or below other widgets.

  • 03How do I setup the 3 "Highlights" sections on the homepage of Boardwalk?

    Assign Categories To setup the 3 sections that appear under the Featured Image, navigate to your Theme Options Panel located under Appearance in Admin.  Find the drop-down menus under Highlights Category 1, Highlights Category 2 , & Highlights Category 3.   Select the 3 categories that you wish to display.  The last post within each category will appear in those 3 spots on the homepage.

    Which Posts will be Displayed? Posts will need to have a thumbnail image assigned to them in order to appear in these 3 spots.  To do this, locate the "Custom Fields" section on your Post Edit page and fill in the following information:

    Names: highlights_thumbnail
    Values:  the URL to that image

    Thumbnail Images You can use the WP Post Thumbnail Plugin to create the specific image sizes and insert their URL in to the Custom Fields automatically.   Click here to view a tutorial on using the WP Post Thumbnail plugin.  You can also insert the information manually by uploading each image size to Media.  For image sizes, please see the Common Image Dimensions FAQ for your particular theme.

  • 04What are the common image dimensions for Boardwalk?

    Featured Slideshow (featured_thumbnail): 670 x 200
    Thumbnails (thumbnail): 106 x 106
    Highlights
    Thumbnail (highlights_thumbnail): 210 x 115
    Logo
    : 383 x 141

  • 05How do I setup the RSS Subscribe form on the sidebar?

    *The RSS Subscribe box works with Feedburner.  If you do not have a feedburner address, you can sign up for one here: http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/myfeeds

    Bloom Theme Enter your RSS Feedburner URL into the Theme Options Panel (located under Appearances in admin).    If no address is entered, the RSS box will not appear.

    Boardwalk Theme Enter your RSS Feedburner NAME into the Theme Options Panel (located under Appearances in admin).    Then navigate to Widgets and add the WP Now: Subscribe widget into the sidebar.  Be sure to enter a title for the widget as well as your Feedburner NAME.

  • 06How do I add advertisements to the sidebar?

    The 3 easiest ways to post advertisements into your sidebar are as follows:
    WP Now Ad Widgets
    Each theme has a designated Advertisement widget titled either WP Now Ad Spot or WP Now: Banners.   Add this widget to the sidebar wherever you would like it to appear.  In the Theme Options Panel (located under Appearance in admin),the first Ad Code field is for the sidebar Ad widget and will either be a 125x125, 250x250 or 300x250 size depending on the theme.  Simply enter your code into this field.

    Text Widgets Enter any ad code into a text widget.

    Non-Widget Sidebar Ads If you wish to display advertisements in the sidebar, but not as a widget, open Sidebar.php and paste the ad code in directly above or directly below.

  • 07How do I determine which posts are displayed in the Featured Section on the homepage?

    1) Create a new category titled Featured or something similar.

    2) In admin, navigate to the Theme Options Panel located under Appearance.  Locate the drop-down menu under Featured Category. Select "Featured".

    3) Any posts you want shown in the Featured section, just assign it to the Featured category.

  • 08How Do I Add Images to the Featured Posts Section?

    To setup the featured posts section you need to add the following to the Custom Fields on your post page:

    Names: thumbnail and featured_thumbnail
    Values: url to those images

    *You can use the WP Post Thumbnail Plugin to create the specific image sizes and insert their URL in to the Custom Fields automatically. Click here to view a tutorial on using the WP Post Thumbnail plugin. You can also insert the information manually by uploading each image size. For image sizes, please see the Common Image Dimensions FAQ for your particular theme.

    To Determine which Posts are Displayed in the Featured Section:

    1) Create a new category titled Featured or something similar.

    2) In admin, navigate to the Theme Options Panel located under Appearance. Locate the drop-down menu under Featured Category. Select "Featured".

    3) Any posts you want shown in the Featured section, just assign it to the Featured category.

  • 09How do I change the featured video?

    The Featured Video shown on many of our demos is simply a text widget with embed code added.  Please be sure to change the video size so it fits within the sidebar.

  • 10How do I replace the default advertisements?

    Navigate to your Theme Options Panel (located under Appearance in admin).  Find the Advertisement section, simply paste your code into the specified fields and click save.