Widgets

Friends2Follow

Friends2Follow is a third-party service that aggregates social media content from your own social media streams, as well as those of your advertisers and other businesses that you’ve connected with. All of this content can be displayed in a widget somewhere on your homepage to offer added value for advertisers, while simultaneously exposing your content to potential new clients. Read about Friends2Follow here: https://friends2follow.com/ Copy & Paste the widget code produced […]

Slider Ads

To turn slider ads on, go to Appearance > Customizer. Go to “General Options” and check the box for slider ads. Save your changes and exit the customizer. There will now be a “Slider Ads” menu item in the backend menu. To create a slider ad, “Add New”, – set the URL of where the ad should be going. Set the “Featured Image” with your ad. The ad should be […]

Poll Widget

You can place the Poll widget into any widget area available on your website. Most commonly, it will be placed in the Default Sidebar widget area.   Enter a Title for your Polling area. Choose whether to Display a Polls Archive Link below the current poll. Finally, choose which Poll to Display. You can select any of your created polls specifically, or can choose a more general option like “Display Latest Poll” or “Display […]

SiteOrigin Page Builder

The Page Builder is an extremely useful tool for building complex layouts or getting placement just right. The video below is a high-level overview of it, and a second series of videos below on how to use it.  

Customizer > Logo & Image Options

Each theme contains varying logo options. Bernard contains a main menu and footer section logo. Clementine contains a mobile / fixed header menu logo and a main logo. Ford contains a left-aligned header menu spot and a main menu spot. You can also place images in the footer widget areas to add additional logo positions in the footer.

Prebuilt Menu Locations

Each Our Hometown theme has a number of prebuilt locations available for menus.  Menus can also be placed in any available widget area, but the prebuilt areas have additional styling applied to them. Available menu spots include: Flyout Menu (mobile menu) Utility Menu Utility Left Utility Right Main Menu Secondary Menu Footer Menu To build a more complex footer menu, you can use the Navigation Menu widget to place menus […]

Displaying a YouTube Video on the Front Page

Go to “Appearance > Customize > Widgets” from your dashboard menu. Find the widget area you’d like your video to appear in or where your current video is already placed. Click the name of the widget area. If you are placing a new video widget click ” + Add a Widget” & search for or scroll to find the “Video” widget. If you are replacing, click the arrow on the […]

GeoDirectory Widgets

When you install the GeoDirectory plugin, you’ll find a number of new GD widgets in the appearance section of your WP admin area. Widget name Can be used on these pages: Home Listings Search Detail Author Non-GD pages GD Core widgets GD > Advertise GD > Best of widget GD > CPT Categories GD > CPT Listings GD > Features GD > Flickr Photos GD > GMap Home page GD > GMap Listing page […]

Front Page Template – 2 Column Edition A

Learn more about how to choose your front page template by clicking here. Below is the complete layout of the front page template: 2 Column – Edition A. These are the available widgetized areas – you DO NOT have to use them all – if you do not use them, they will “disappear” For example, if you don’t put anything in the “main slider area” the front page left & […]

Front Page Template – 2 Column Edition B

Learn more about how to choose your front page template by clicking here. Below is the complete layout of the front page template: 2 Column – Edition B. These are the available widgetized areas – you DO NOT have to use them all – if you do not use them, they will “disappear” For example, if you don’t put anything in the “main slider area” the front page left & […]

Front Page Template – 2 Column Edition D

Learn more about how to choose your front page template by clicking here. Below is the complete layout of the front page template: 2 Column – Edition D. These are the available widgetized areas – you DO NOT have to use them all – if you do not use them, they will “disappear” For example, if you don’t put anything in the “main slider area” the front page left & […]

AdRotate – Quickstart Guide

Design your ads Adverts are the core function in AdRotate. Creating adverts is relatively simple. Every advert has a bunch options available to make the most of your advertising campaign. In many cases you’ll get a ready-to-go advert from your advertiser. But you can make your own adverts from scratch, too. Adcode Every advert will have a bit of HTML and sometimes CSS/Javascript. This represents the actual advertisement. You’ll need […]

Front Page Template – 2 Column Edition C

Learn more about how to choose your front page template by clicking here. Below is the complete layout of the front page template: 2 Column – Edition C. These are the available widgetized areas – you DO NOT have to use them all – if you do not use them, they will “disappear” For example, if you don’t put anything in the “main slider area” the front page left & […]

Articles Widget – Headlines Style

Click here to learn more about using the articles widget. The Headlines Style Layout is good for a simple list of articles with only one featured image required.  It’s 1 columns of individual articles, with a large thumbnail above the 1st article, and no thumbnails or story excerpt for additional stories below. It looks best in narrow to mid-sized columns.

Articles Widget – Magazine Style

Click here to learn more about using the articles widget. The Magazine Style Layout is good for articles with images.  It’s 2-3 columns of individual articles, with a large thumbnail to the left for your 1st article, and smaller thumbnails to the right for your secondary articles.  You can only have article titles in this layout & it is currently limited to a maximum of 5 stories. It looks best in […]

Articles Widget – Horizontal Grid

Click here to learn more about using the articles widget. The Horizontal Grid Layout is good for articles with images.  It’s 3 columns of individual articles, with the thumbnail either above or below your content, or as a thumbnail to the left or right. This article style is best suited mid-sized to wide widgetized areas, like the slider area or full-width middle column. You can choose to have article excerpts or no […]

Articles Widget – Vertical Stack

Click here to learn more about using the articles widget. The Vertical Stack Layout is one of your most essential layouts.  It’s one column of articles, with the thumbnail either above or below your content, or as a thumbnail to the left or right. This article style is best suited to narrow to mid-sized widgetized areas, like the left or middle columns, the bottom left or right columns or the […]

Articles Widget – 2 Column Layout

Click here to learn more about using the articles widget. The 2 Column Layout features a large image for your 1st article on the left hand side & then, either thumbnails to the left or right of your articles in a second column on the right side. This article style is best suited to wider widgetized areas, like the main slider area or the full-width middle column.  It can be used […]

Articles Widget – 1 Column Layout

Click here to learn more about using the articles widget. The 1 Column Layout features a large image for your 1st article and then, either thumbnails to the left or right of your articles. You can choose to have article excerpts or no article excerpts. 1 Column Layout w/ Right-Aligned Thumbnails 1-Column Layout w/ Left Aligned Thumbnails

Using the Articles Widget

The “articles widget” gives you many options for article layouts, as well as what information you want to display with your articles on the front page, giving you infinite possibilities for designing your front page. Choose the articles widget from the “+ Add a Widget” button, in the widgetized area you are trying to place it. Add the title you want to show above your article section in the “Title […]

Hero Ad Widget

The “hero ad” widget is located beneath the main logo/menu area on all pages EXCEPT your homepage. This allows you to easily upsell either article-specific space or homepage space to your advertisers. Horizontally-oriented banner ads, such as 728x90px ad size, fit well here.

Choosing a Slideshow Category

Step 1.Add the slideshow widget to where you want to display it on the homepage, by going to “Customize > Widgets” choosing the “slider” widget. Step 2.Once you’ve added the slider to the widgets area, a selection of options will appear. To choose the category you want to display, select a category from the drop-down “Category” options.  These are the categories you have created for the articles on your site. […]

What image is used in the slideshow widget?

Step 1.Go to the article or PDF you want included in the slideshow. Click “edit” & scroll down the page to the “featured image” box on the right-hand side. Step 2.If you’re using extraction, a featured image may already be set. You can click “remove image” to completely remove the featured image or click on the image to change the current featured image to something else. If no featured image […]