Elements Wordpress Theme FAQs

1.How 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).

2.How 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.

3.How do I set up the Featured Content Slideshow in Elements?

The Featured Content Gallery is a 3rd party plugin that comes with the theme download.   Please make sure that you have uploaded and activated it.   You’ll also need to change some of the settings by navigating to:  Settings —> Featured Content Gallery. Below are the settings that we’ve configured in the demo but you can set them as you wish:

Featured Content Selection (choose a category or individual posts/pages)Featured or similar
Gallery Width in Pixels:
Gallery Height in Pixels:
Text Overlay Height in Pixels:
 Modify as you like 
Gallery Border Color (#hex or color name):
 Modify as you like 
Gallery Background Color (#hex or color name):
Slide Display Duration (milliseconds): 
Slide Fade Duration (milliseconds):
Default Custom Field Name for Rotating Image:
Slide Transition Type – Choose your slide transition effect:
 Slide Left with Fade 
Custom Field Name for Rotating Text:
 featuredtext (the Custom Field “Value” is the actual text)

4.What are the common image dimensions for Elements?
  • Featured Content Gallery (articleimg): 620 x 286
  • Post Thumbnails (thumbnail): 580 x 78
  • Logo: 490 x 143
5.How Do I Add The Post Thumbnail Images?

Enter the following in the Custom Fields on the post edit pages:
Name: thumbnail
Value: (url to that image)

6.How 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.

7.How 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.