Theme Customizer Options

The Monstera theme comes with a full featured theme customizer that allows you to take control of the look of your site and see your changes in real time before committing them to your live site. This section will cover the various settings included in the customizer.

To access the customizer, go to Appearance > Customize.

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SITE IDENTITY

Site Title - The main title on the home page.

Tagline - The subheader on the home page.

Logo Upload - You can optionally add a logo to your site here. You can select to have the site title and tagline displayed.

Enable full width logo - Check this box to display your uploaded logo image as a full width header.

Display Site Title and Tagline - Hide or display the site title and tagline text. When uploaded logo is used, this toggles the display of the tagline only.

Site Icon - Upload a custom site icon (or Favicon) for your site's browser and app icon.

LAYOUT SETTINGS

Single Pages - These settings apply to static pages only.

Blog Pages - These settings apply to the main blog only.

Post Archives - These settings apply to post archives only.

Blog Posts - These settings apply to individual blog posts only.

WooCommerce - These settings apply to WooCommerce pages only.

COLORS

Header Text Color - Affects all header text on the website.

Primary Background Color - Affects all header areas on the website.

Secondary Background Color - Affects white background areas on the home page.

Footer Background Color - Affects the footer area background color.

Dark Accent Color - Affects dark background areas on the home page.

Button Hover Color - Affects color of hover over buttons.

TYPOGRAPHY

This section allows you to edit the typography styles across the website theme and includes support for Google fonts.

Google Font Link Code – In order to use Google Fonts, they must be installed on the website. It’s recommended that you install all weights of a font in order to maintain consistency throughout the site. Here are the steps to find the Google Font Link Code:

  • Go to Google Fonts and browse the fonts and styles you’d like to use

  • Click + Select This Font for each style you want to use

  • Once you’ve selected your fonts, in the bottom right of the screen click on the black collapsed window

  • Go to Embed This Font – click on Standard and copy this link

  • Paste this link somewhere like a text editor for safe keeping

  • Copy only the section within the quotes starting with ‘http://…’ (e.g., http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Lora:400,700)

  • Go back to the WordPress customizer and paste that code in the Google Font Link Code field

  • You can now enter the font family name into either the fields for Primary Font Family, Body Text Font Family or use it in your CSS.

Here’s a handy screenshot for an accompanying visual. For example, if you were using the fonts Old Standard TT and Rubik, here’s how you would find the link:

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Primary Header Font Family - Enter the name of the font family to use for headings and input fields. Accepts system fonts (Helvetica, Arial, etc.) and Google Fonts if included in the Google Font Link Code field.

Primary Header Font Size - Slide the slider to edit the size of your primary header text.

Body Text Font Family - Enter the name of the font family to use for body text. Accepts system fonts (Helvetica, Arial, etc.) and Google Fonts if included in the Google Font Link Code field.

Body Font Size - Slide the slider to edit the size of your primary header text.

Text Color - Select the color to use for text in the site.

Footer Text Color - Select the color used for text/borders in the footer widget section.

Accent Text Color - Select the color used in accent text in borders.

Button Hover Text Color - Select the color of text used when hovering over buttons.

BLOG SLIDER

These settings apply to the featured slider on the blog home page.

HEADER IMAGE

Upload image or texture for your homepage header.The header uploader is intended for a background texture or image, not a logo. A logo should be added using the dedicated logo uploader above.

MENUS

Gear Icon - Open options for individual menu items, you can check the Link Target to set menu items to open in a new tab.

Menu Location - Switch menu locations between primary and secondary, you can also enable a sticky nav bar here.

Primary Menu - Add / remove menu links and rearrange and create drop-down menus here for your primary menu.

Secondary Menu - Add / remove menu links and rearrange and create drop-down menus here for your primary menu.

SOCIAL MEDIA ICONS

Social Media Icons & Settings - Edit the social media icons for your navigation menu here. Fields left blank will not display.

Custom Icons - Enter the name of the Font Awesome icon to be displayed (e.g., youtube). You can find a list of Font Awesome icons here.

Troubleshooting tip: Make sure the links to your social media profiles include the "http://" - for example, "http://instagram.com/stnsvn"

CUSTOM CSS

Add any custom CSS code here. This allows you much more granular control over the style of the theme. This data will be saved during theme updates as well (yay!).

WIDGETS

Configure your widgets here. Widgets can also be configured under Appearance > Widgets.

STATIC FRONT PAGE

Your theme supports a static front page. Set your home page as static or as your latest posts.

FOOTER

Columns - Choose the number of columns in your footer.

Footer Copyright Text - Enter in any text you would like to display in the footer copyright line. Will display your site title by default.

Back to Top Button Text - Select the text for your "back to top" button in your footer.

DEVELOPMENT

The Advanced Custom Fields Pro plugin is included free with this theme. Check this box to enable and access the configuration area in your WP dashboard.