Setup Receptive

Site title or Logo

When you perform a clean install of this theme, your default setting is to show a Site Title in your header instead of a logo. Because of the design of this theme, it was created to use a text based title due to the limited space you have for logos (particularily large logos). 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 theme animation or the Animate It plugin

This is avery short tutorial, but if you plan to use the Animate It! plugin for adding animation capabilities to your posts, pages, and other uses, you can disable the theme’s built-in animation that is based on that plugin. Using one or the other is up to you, but running both means you’re loading duplicate CSS files which could slow down your website load times.

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.

An introduction to Receptive

Receptive is a new type of theme for Shaped Pixels that adds many new features and functions that other themes previous to this one do not have. The new front page template has a ton of new capabilities such as sidebars, content sections that loads page content into each of the 3 areas that are available, plus, you can create a one-page website. You also get a parallax scrolling effect, so for anyone wanting that type of special effect, Receptive has it.