Welcome to the Bright introduction where I will take you through the specifics of this theme and how you can begin setting up your new website. With clean simple design, the primary purpose of this theme is to keep things simplified and less cluttered so that all you have to worry about it creating great content. This theme is best suited for bloggers, both personal and business.
First, you are getting a theme with more features, functions, and options, but ultimately, here is a key list of features:
- Mobile Responsive
- Responsive Typography
- Basic Typography Options
- 9 Blog Styles
- 3 Full Post Layouts
- 22 Sidebar Positions
- 5 Boxed Layout Options
- Unlimited Colours with Presets, plus a special Dark Theme Version
- Built-in Theme Customizer
- Built-in Social Menus
- 5 Custom Header Styles, including a full cover photo option
- Page Templates
- Page Builder Ready
- Custom Error Page
- Choice of Using Excerpts
- Show or Hide Page Elements
- WordPress Post Formats
- Custom Page Backgrounds
- Auto Create Blog Featured Image Sizes
- Custom WP Gallery Viewer
- RTL Support
- Translation Ready
Customizing Your Theme
As I will keep saying this for every theme I release, there is one important element to consider when setting up your theme and website, is customization. If you plan to modify the theme at some point in time, such as modifying a theme template, or perhaps you want to add something more, I strongly recommend using a child theme. I may create a tutorial about child themes, but the WordPress.org website has a Child Theme tutorial that you can follow.
Ultimately, using a child theme will prevent you from losing any changes you make whenever this theme has an update. Making changes to the theme’s files will result in being overwritten when you update, which is why using a child theme is critical.
Theme Info Page
When you are in your site’s admin area, you have a theme information page available to you with quick links to resources and support. Go to the Appearance menu group and look for the “About Bright” link.
You will see a page with tabs, each containing valuable information for your reference.
One in particular is the CHANGELOG tab which outlines what changes were made in the current and previous versions of this theme.
How to Begin
Now that you’ve installed the theme, the fun begins, so I recommend exploring the customizer (found under the Appearance menu group) and all of its settings. From there, start planning out your website (if new), otherwise start adjusting your site to the new theme and features.