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Xidipity leverages the power of page templates to configure the theme. When the need arises, create a page, titled as desired, and use the ” Config sys parms ” template. After the page is created, set the visibility to private or protect it with a password. To use, save and view the page. When the configuration is complete the page may be deleted to keep your site uncluttered. If the circumstance demands, it can be re-created to make the desired changes. The minimalistic approach adds additional value as it does not add another icon to the administrative dashboard.

 

Editor View

 

Page TemplateConfig sys parms
Xidipity Version1.1.0+
FunctionUpdate theme operational parameters.
Refer to the Knowledgebase for information on each parameter and the impact to the visual appearance of the theme. 
 

Do not be alarmed if the editor view does not immediately fill with content. It may take awhile for it to work its way through the cache.

 

Web View

 

Copyright

 

Holder

 

The copyright holder is the person or other legal entity which holds ownership to the material presented on the blog. If is often useful to create a license page which documents the license as part of the terms of use. Use default for the blog title.

 

From Year

 

The year the copyright was activated. Use default for the year the blog became active.

 

To Year

 

The latest year the copyright was active. Use default for the current year.

 

Header

 

Alignment

 

 
  • Left
  • Center
  • Right
 

Center is the default value.

 

Height

 

The height of the header which is measured from the top of the browser window to the top of the menu bar. It may be set in either pixel or rem units.

12rem (192px) is the default value.

 

Wallpaper (URL)

 

The full url of the image to be used as a header background. In most cases the image will be saved in the media library but external images are also supported.

See the site header page for additional information.

 

Logo (URL)

 

The full url of the image to be used as a logo. As with the background image, in most cases the logo image will be saved in the media library but external images are also supported.

See the site header page for additional information.

 

Menu

 

Display

 

 
  • Yes
  • No
 

If the intent is to not use the WordPress drop down menus, the space reserved for this use can be released by setting this parameter to no. It is important to remember this applies to all devices.

Yes is the default value.

 

Alignment

 

 
  • Left
  • Center
  • Right
 

Center is the default value.

 

Width

 

The menu bar can be padded left and right by reducing the width. The range must be expressed as a percentage (50-100%) and the 80% is the default value.

 

Sidebar

 

Alignment

 

 
  • Left
  • Right
 

Sidebars may be aligned left, right, or hidden on a page by page bases using the ” No Sidebar ” page template.

Right is the default value.

 

Footer

 

Alignment

 

 
  • Left
  • Center
  • Right
 

Center is the default value.

 

Miscellaneous

 

Display Emoji’s

 

 
  • Yes
  • No
 

If the desire is to display a graphical emoji 😃 instead of text.

Yes is the default value.

 

Font Awesome Version

 

Font awesome is always evolving and upgrading is as easy as entering the desired version number. It is important to note the version number must be an exact match to the version presented on their web site or this feature will stop working.

Current version as of the release date is the default.

 

Favorite Icon (URL)

 

The full URL to the favorite icon image. The favorite icon is the image displayed next to the site title in the browser tab.

See the favorite icon  page for additional information.

 

SEO Blog Name

 

The blog title optimized for search. This is not visible to visitors.

The blog title expanded to include the words “ WordPress Blog ” is the default.

 

Featured Image Placement

 

 
  • Left
  • Right
 

An image can be assigned to a blog post with the ” Set featured image ” option. This image will display when the blog excerpts are listed.

Left is the default value.

 

Google Fonts

 

Xidipity supports the following standard generic HTML font families with fonts from the Google font library. 

 

  1. sans (Noto Sans Display)
  2. sans serif (Noto Serif)
  3. monospaced (Noto Sans Mono)
  4. cursive (Dancing Script)
  5. fantasy (Merriweather Sans)

 

To update a font family perform the following steps.

 

  1. open a new browser tab
  2. goto fonts.google.com
  3. select desired font
  4. select all desired weights
  5. make sure ” link ” is selected
  6. select all css in the window below the link checkbox
  7. copy to clipboard
  8. switch to configuration template
  9. highlight css of font to update
  10. paste clipboard

 

Xidipity assumes and it is strongly advised all font families have a font assigned to it. Fonts can be as desired. For example, although the Xidipity font family is cursive, the font assigned to it can be any font from the Google library.

 

Notes

 

 

Professional web designers recommend the number of different fonts families presented on a page should not exceed three. When there are too many different fonts, the user can become disoriented with so many shifts in the visual design.


  • Since: v1.1.0

 

September 25, 2022