Welcome to the Equable introduction where I will take you through the specifics of this theme and how you can begin setting up your new website. Ultimately this theme was designed for writers and other types of authors, but it can easily be used for personal and business bloggers. 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.
First, you are getting a theme with more features, functions, and options, but ultimately, here is a key list of features:
- Mobile Responsive
- Unlimited Colours using a single preset control
- You also get a “Dark” version of this theme
- 11 Sidebar Positions with select groups having dynamic width capability
- 5 Blog Styles & Layouts
- 3 Full Post Styles & Layouts
- 4 Boxed Layout options
- Custom Page Background
- Choice of using Excerpts
- Auto Create Featured Image thumbnails
- WP Custom Image header with a random option
- Show or Hide Page Elements
- Live Preview Customizer
- Social Network Menus with Icons
- RTL – Right to Left
- WP Post Formats
- Page Width Controls
- Basic Typography Options
- Custom WP Gallery Image Viewer
- Custom Error Page
- Built with the Bootstrap 4 (new) Grid Layout
- Additional Page Layout Templates
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 Equable” 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.