Setting Feature Content for Da Vinci Slider or Grid

This short guide will show you how to:

  • set a grid layout or a slider to display content on your homepage
  • customize the featured tag to choose which posts you display on the homepage

NOTE: the slider / grid only works with posts, not pages.

Choose your Layout
You can either have a grid layout or a slider on the homepage.

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Slider

Screenshots of the slider and grid layouts:

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Grid

To choose your layout, open up the Theme Customizer under the Appearance tab.
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Under Featured Content select your preferred layout from the drop down. You can always change to the other later if you want.

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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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The next section will show you how to customize the Featured tag.

Change the Featured Tag
By default, Da Vinci 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 should you have a post set as sticky. Otherwise nothing will appear.

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.

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Artist Themes Support WooCommerce

WordPress for Art artist themes support WooCommerce.

WooCommerce requires WordPress themes to have extra functions added to the theme templates.  This includes adding some code to the functions file of the theme and an extra WooCommerce page template. These items have been incorporated into all David themes.

Perhaps you may be thinking that you don’t want to use WooCommerce. That’s okay you can still use the David themes without the WooCommerce plugin. In fact you can use any WordPress shopping cart plugin you want and the extra files to support WooCommerce will not interfere with that.

These extra functions and templates will only come into play when the WooCommerce plugin is activated.

On this site I am currently using Easy Digital Downloads

I added Woo Commerce to my fine art site. My experience was that I had to look up and add an number of functions to my theme’s function.php file in order to remove things like the “reviews” panel and add things like the number of products to display before the pagination kicks in.

Update: Release of David 2.3.1 November 13 now includes more styles for Woo Commerce.

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Using Custom Fonts and Link Colors

New to David Themes at version 2.0 is the ability to change the Header and the Entry Title Fonts for pages and posts. As well you can now change the color of your links.

Here’s how…

Once your theme is installed you can do a live preview to customize before publishing live.

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Screenshot of the active theme and links to customize

Click the Customize link in the Appearance menu or on the theme screenshot. The David theme adds two new customization features; Typography and a color selector under colors.

Change the Font

david-customize-fontsSelect the font from the drop down menu. If none is selected the default font will be applied. David Custom Fonts use the Google Font library so if you want see what the font looks like visit https://google.com/fonts and test, test, test.

The header font will be applied to the site title only, the site description will remain with the default font.

The entry title are the page and post titles.

To reset to the default font select “default” at the top of the drop down list.

Change the Color

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Pick a Color

Change some font colors using the color selector.

The header text is your site title.

Background color is typical applied around the pages of your site. But it depends on the theme.

Page title applies color to all the pages and blog post titles.

Link color will be applied to content area links only, widget area links and the main navigation menu remain at the default color.

To reset back to the default colors simple click the “clear” or “default” button.

Other Options include

  • Adding a header image to accompany the site title and description or replace it.
  • Add or change the background image.

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