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Custom Headings

We decided to take advantage of custom fields within the Glaciers theme. Generally, for pages, your page header will normally consist of a title. You also have the option to add a page excerpt that gets displayed right below the title, like this: However, we can expand on our page headings with a little more […]

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Custom Image Widget

We’ve included a banner sidebar where you can use the WordPress image widget. However, the default display of an image is quite boring, so custom styling is included in Glaciers. When publishing this widget to the banner sidebar, and you add a caption, here is what it can look like… We used the boxed layout […]

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Hide the Category Prefix

Another element of WordPress that is not built in is the ability to disable the category heading prefix. You will know what this is when you go to a blog category and find the label “Category:” right before the category name. Glaciers includes a setting that lets you hide this prefix label.

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Convert all Images to Black & White

There is something to be said about Black & White photography. This is something we decided to implement into Glaciers (pro), where you can change your coloured images to black & white. This adds a unique design style if you focus on photos. If you have a photographic blog or write about topics that include […]

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Glaciers Colours

Amble comes with up to 6 colour presets. So, if you are not keen on the default colour palette for this theme, you can go to the customizer and choose a different colour preset. You can also manage the theme’s default primary, secondary, and tertiary colours too! We’ve already covered the basic colour options that […]

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Crop custom post thumbnails

In Glaciers (pro), create consistent thumbnails for your website. Glaciers includes thumbnail settings that you can enable for the blog layout that you choose, as well, for your full post and pro widgets. The idea behind this is to create a visually consistent look and style for your website. Normally, you can set thumbnail sizes […]

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Change your labels on elements

Glaciers (pro) includes the most options to change various labels on elements. Things like: Although there are a few with the free version of Glaciers, the pro version will offer many more. This theme will offer default labels, but you can change them whenever you want them to show something different.

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Customize your page background

Glaciers incorporates the WordPress page background feature so that you can customize the background. You have the choice of using a colour background or you can upload a photo to fill the area behind the main content. Backgrounds are best suited when you are using a boxed layout for your pages. IMPORTANT: Your page background […]

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Show or Hide Glacier Elements

With all of our themes, we give you the option to show or hide various page/post elements. Here are a few examples: Depending on if you are using the free or pro version, the latter will have more options to show and hide various elements.

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Disable the Back to Top Navigation

Glaciers includes a Back-to-Top navigational element at the bottom of every page. If you have long pages, the reader can navigate back up to the top of the page by clicking on this button/link.

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Search Icon and Modal

With this theme, you get a search/icon added to the main (primary) menu. When you click on the magnifying glass icon, a search form in a modal window will be displayed. Once you click on the search button, you get this modal popup/overlay: From here, you can type in your keyword to search, as well, […]

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Add a blog introduction

Glaciers gives you the option to create a custom blog title and introduction. By default, WordPress does not give you this option, with the exception of the category archive pages. Your heading group would look something like this: The screenshot above shows what the welcome intro would look like. Also, instead of grabbing the author’s […]

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Create a Featured Post Slider

Glaciers (pro) lets you create a featured post slider, giving you the option to showcase blog posts or pages. We’ve included the Bootstrap Carousel as the slider but made it easier to generate your slides by using a WordPress menu. By default, this slider/carousel will only show up on the blog home page. NOTE: We […]

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Custom Post Headings

Glaciers (Pro) includes post formats that give you the option to set custom introductions. Normally with WordPress, you can create a category description, but for other archives, you can’t. This theme includes the following formats that you can use as specialized categories: Post meta information will display a linked post format label. When you click […]

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Glaciers Site Branding

Site Branding references the site title and site description (tagline). With Glaciers, you can show or hide either one. Why would you do this? When using a logo, you might want to disable one or both elements if you only want your logo to appear. Change the Colour Glaciers includes a couple of colour settings […]