If you like how the live demo site for Emphasize looks, this tutorial will help you get your own site setup to have it like the demo.
Welcome to my introduction to Emphasize, a theme that is built to be scalable from the start! This theme is based on an “easy-to-use” concept that allows more focus on your site’s content without having a steep learning curve that many themes often have. Yes, they look amazing with 100’s of shortcodes, sliders, or even 20 different portfolio layouts, but they are very difficult to learn. With Emphasize, and future themes that I release, simplicity while maintaining core WordPress standards is the key.
An ongoing trend with many themes nowadays is to incorporate animation to a website, such as page elements that bounce, fly in or out, drop in, etc. Emphasize Pro offers a 50 animation resource that you can use for many things. To give you an idea of what animation can do to an element, check out these few examples:
If you want to have a Call to Action style like the online Demo, this tutorial will show you how, including adding the animated button.
By default, you get a centered white background header where your logo and main menu are located. With Emphasize, you can change this to have a pattern or photo background like this:
With Emphasize, you may notice there is a shadow graphic just below the full banner and navigation area, which shows up on every page.
When choosing your Blog Style, you have up to 4 options available to you. However, with the full post (single) view/layout, you have 3 possibilities:
Emphasize comes with four(4) blog styles, each with a different layout containing either a left, right, or for those who don’t like left and right sidebars, you get that choice so that you can simply focus just on the post itself without distractions. Please note that whatever you select here will also affect other blog based pages like archives, categories, that will adopt your choice of style.
When you first install the theme, by default, you will see a text based title and tagline already in place. For some people, this might work for them, but if you decide to use a logo, This theme gives you the ability to upload your own.