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Academy Pro Customizer Settings

These are some Extra Settings for Academy Pro theme. In this tutorial I’m not listing every setting in the customizer. I’m only dealing with the settings that are specific to Academy Pro.

Go to: Dashboard > Customize  and you’ll see this dialogue box.

Academy Pro Customizer settings numbered
Academy Pro Customizer settings numbered

1.) Colours

To change the colour scheme go to: Dashboard > Customize > Colours

Academy Pro Customize Colors
Academy Pro Customize Colors

2.) Image Logo

To add an image logo go to: Dashboard > Customize > Header Image (upload a logo 600 x 160 pixels). The logo will display at half that size (300 x 80 pixels) because it is retina ready.

Academy Pro header image logo
Academy Pro header image logo

3.) Academy Pro Settings

I have already dealt with this tab in the main tutorials.

4.) Site Layout

You can choose to have a sidebar or no sidebar layout for individual blog posts and web pages, go to: Dashboard > Customize > Site Layout (you can also choose on a page by page basis too)

Academy Pro full width or sidebar layout
Academy Pro full width or sidebar layout

5.) Breadcrumbs

You can enable breadcrumbs by going to: Dashboard > Customize > Breadcrumbs

Academy Pro Customizer Breadcrumbs
Academy Pro Customizer Breadcrumbs

6.) Comments and Trackbacks

You can enable or disable comments and trackbacks on new posts by going to: Dashboard > Customize > Comments and Trackbacks

If you do enable comments make sure you moderate those comments, you don’t want your posts full of spam!

Academy Pro Customizer Comments and Trackbacks
Academy Pro Customizer Comments and Trackbacks

7.) Content Archives

Blog, Category and Tag archive listing pages can be customized here. Go to: Dashboard > Customize > Content Archives.

Academy Pro Content Archive Settings
Academy Pro Content Archive Settings

Please Note!

The Content Archives tab has two sections.

The top section (shown in the image above) affects all archive listing pages.

BUT… if you look really carefully you’ll see a dividing line, below the dividing line comes the…

Grid Layout Options

These settings affect category and tag archive listing pages ONLY!
These options apply to the Grid Layout (if selected) for categories and tags. These settings will NOT affect the Blog listing page!

Academy Pro Grid Layout Options
Academy Pro Grid Layout Options

So if you change a setting and it doesn’t appear to change on your site, check both the blog listing page and a category listing page.

Some important points about the content archive settings

If you choose Entry Content: you can set a specific number of characters to display under each blog post on archive pages.

If you choose Entry Excerpts: the first 55 words of each blog post will display in archive listing pages.

Featured image

Choosing a featured image alignment of None displays a larger image than selecting a featured image setting of Centre.

Category Grid Layout settings

Go to Dashboard > Posts > Categories

Dashboard Posts Category
Dashboard Posts Category

You now see a list of all the categories you’ve made in this site.

When you hover over any category a row of options appear, click the Edit option.

Edit A Category
Edit A Category

The Edit Category page opens

Scroll to the bottom of the Edit Category page and you’ll see a dialogue where you can select a layout type.

  • To display the posts in a three column grid choose the grid option.
  • To display the posts in a two column grid choose a full width page option.
  • To display the posts in a single column, choose a sidebar layout option.
Academy Pro Layout Settings Dialogue
Academy Pro Layout Settings Dialogue

 

To change the page layout options for blog listing pages

  • Log in to WordPress
  • View the website front end, not the dashboard
  • Navigate to your blog page
  • Whilst viewing the blog page, click the Edit Page button
The WordPress Edit Page Button
The WordPress Edit Page Button

The Blog page opens in the WordPress editor. The blog page looks just like any other WordPress page but it does not have any content.

Editing the Blog Page
Editing the Blog Page

The blog page displays a list of your blog posts because the blog page template has been selected.

Blog Page Template Selected
Blog Page Template Selected

When you scroll to the bottom of the Blog Page edit screen you will see the Layout Settings dialogue.

Page Layout Settings
Page Layout Settings

 

Single or two column blog layout

  • If you select a sidebar option the blog posts will be listed in a single column, one above the other.
  • If you select the full width option your blog post will be displayed in a two column grid.

The blog page does NOT have a three column grid option. However, category and tag archive listing pages do have the three column option.