Setup Morphology Lite

Welcome to the setup tutorials for the free WordPress theme named Morphology Lite. Please note that any support you may need while setting up this theme is available to you by going to the theme’s download page at wordpress.org and click on the “View Support Forum” button.

An introduction to Morphology Lite

The Morphology Lite theme is designed for bloggers wanting a clean minimalist style concept while focusing a little more towards image based posts. I would also recommend not to use this theme for menus with excessively long menus (many link) due to the fact the menu is a vertical menu within a column, therefore, short viewing windows may cut off the bottom part of your menu. 

Setup your logo or site title

Setting up the site title with tagline is generally easy as these two items are already done by default when you perform a clean installation of this theme. However, when it comes to adding a logo, you will need to venture into the Customizer to perform this task. Currently, you have the following options available:

If you are using a Bootstrap plugin

This is avery short tutorial, but if you plan to use a plugin that loads the Bootstrap CSS styles, you may want to disable the theme’s own Bootstrap CSS so that you don’t have duplicate stylesheets loading. Although the theme has it’s own Bootstrap styles, they are limited to the grid layout and some form styling. Disabling the theme’s own styles will affect the grid layout due to specific sizing I applied to this theme.

If you are using a Font Awesome plugin

This is avery short tutorial, but if you plan to use a plugin that loads the Font Awesome icons, you may want to disable the theme’s own Font Awesome CSS so that you don’t have duplicate stylesheets loading. Usually the reason for using a Font Awesome plugin like “Better Font Awesome“, is to give yourself more features and flexibility when it comes to using icons in your content.

Understanding the Image Post format

Compared to most themes that offer the “Image Post” format, this theme uses it in a slight different way that separates it from the basic blog display of posts. If you were to setup a basic blog and assign a post to the Image Post format, it won’t show up in the standard “Home” page, but rather it will show up if you went to a category that is setup to host your image posts.

Choose your blog style

With Morphology Lite, you get four (4) blog styles that you can choose from, whereas the pro version of Morphology offers 6 (with the addition of a grid and masonry layout). The screenshots below will give you an idea of how they look. Some may be similar, but they still offer some difference between the 4 options.