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An introduction to the Moderne Pro theme

Moderne Pro is a unique design concept where retro and modern merged into a vibrant and dynamic theme designed for bloggers that love to tell stories and express words to capture attention. With a choice of   many blog layouts, full post layouts, dynamic width sidebars, a flexible featured post slider, unlimited colours, and a ton of customization settings; Moderne provides all you need to quickly and easily create a stunning blog that you and your readers will love.

Key Features

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
  • Recent Posts Widget w/thumbnails
  • Related Posts with Thumbnails
  • About Author Widget
  • Built-in Owl Slider
  • 14 Blog Styles
  • 13 Sidebar Positions
  • 4 Full Post layouts
  • 2 Header Styles
  • Boxed Layouts including Full Width
  • 5 Page Templates, including a Template for Page Builders
  • Unlimited Colours
  • Drop Shadows on Featured Images and other elements
  • Built-in Theme Customizer
  • Social Menu location
  • Custom Error Page
  • Custom Excerpt Sizing
  • Show or Hide Page Elements
  • WordPress Post Formats
  • Customizable Page Backgrounds
  • Auto Create Blog Featured Images
  • Custom WP Gallery Viewer
  • Add up to 2 Google Fonts of your choice
  • Typography Settings
  • Translation Ready
  • Google Mobile Friendly

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 Moderne Pro” link.

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You will see a page with tabs, each containing valuable information for your reference.

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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.

Support – Important

If you need support or you discover a missing or outdated tutorial, please add a support ticket or visit the support forum for this theme and post your questions; we will be more than happy to help out. 

NOTE – We do not provide theme support from the “Contact Us” form.