Old Styling

Since framework v1.8.3, you can customize the theme using the frontend Customize Panel

This documentation will guide you through all the various settings available in the Themify framework's Styling panel, and will cover all the different options available.

We will be using the Basic theme as a base for this documentation, other themes may have different elements, however most will have the following settings available.

Structure

Themes are structured with specific areas which you can customize in the Styling tab, this structure is shown below:

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Styling Panel

In the Styling panel you will see the following tabs:

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Background

The Background tab of the Styling panel is for adding images and setting the color of the various main blocks of the layout structure.

The background areas may vary based on theme, but the structure shown above is present in Basic and many of these are customizable in other themes.

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Properties present in the Background tab are covered in the Styling Properties - Background section.

Body Font

The Body Font tab of the Styling panel is for altering the main body font of the theme, this is the main font style that all other text elements will inherit from. Some of these settings will be overridden in other styling settings, such as post titles, etc.

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The above is an example of the body font, however all text elements may inheret attributes set in the Body Font tab.

There are multiple sections under Body Font:

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  • Body Font Styles
    • These are properties applied to the body font as standard.
  • Body a:link
    • These are properties applied to the body font when a link is shown.
  • Body a:hover
    • These are properties applied to the body font when a link is hovered over by the user.

Properties present in the Headings tab are covered in the Styling Properties - Fonts section.

Header

The Header tab of the Styling panel is for applying styling to the site header.

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There are multiple sections under Header:

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  • Header
    • These are properties applied to the base header element such as background, font color, height and borders.
  • Header a:link
    • These are properties applied to the links within the header element.
  • Header a:hover
    • These are properties applied to the links within the header element when they are hovered over by the user.

Properties present in the Header tab are covered in the Styling Properties section, using elements from Background, Fonts, Borders & Spacing, and Width & Height.

The Site Logo tab of the Styling panel is for setting and applying styling to the site logo.

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There are multiple sections under Site Logo:

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  • Site Logo Position
    • These are properties to set the position of the site logo.
  • Site Logo
    • These are properties applied to the site logo.
  • Site Logo a:hover
    • These are properties applied to the site logo when it is hovered over by the user.

Properties present in the Site Logo tab are covered in the Styling Properties section, using elements from Fonts, Positioning, Display, and Width & Height.

Site Description

The Site Description tab of the Styling panel is for applying styling to the site description.

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Properties present in the Site Description tab are covered in the Styling Properties section, using elements from Fonts, and Positioning.

The Main Navigation tab of the Styling panel is for applying styling to the main navigation menu.

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There are multiple sections under Main Navigation:

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  • Main Navigation Position
    • These are properties to set the position of the main navigation.
  • Main Navigation a:link
    • These are properties applied to the top-level links in the main navigation menu.
  • Main Navigation a:hover
    • These are properties applied to the top-level links in the main navigation menu when they are hovered over by the user.
  • Main Navigation Active (current)
    • These are properties applied to the current active page links in the main navigation menu.
  • Main Navigation Active :hover
    • These are properties applied to the current active page links in the main navigation menu when they are hovered over by the user.
  • Dropdown
    • These are properties applied to the main navigation dropdown menu.
  • Dropdown a:link
    • These are properties applied to the links in the main navigation dropdown menu.
  • Dropdown a:hover
    • These are properties applied to the links in the main navigation dropdown menu when they are hovered over by the user.

Properties present in the Header tab are covered in the Styling Properties section, using elements from Background, Fonts, Borders & Spacing, and Positioning.

Headings

The Headings tab of the Styling panel is for applying styling to the various heading text styles in the theme which are used in post/page content and also inherited by elements such as post titles, page titles, etc.

Headings are used when editing a post/page and also within the template wherever a heading tag is used, which means that some elements (such as post titles) will inheret some of the properties of the Headings tab.

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There are different sections in the headings section for each type of heading tag from h1 to h6 and each section includes various properties.

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Properties present in the Headings tab are covered in the Styling Properties - Fonts section.

Form Elements

The Form Elements tab of the Styling panel is for applying styling to the various forms found on your site.

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There are multiple sections under Form Elements:

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  • Form Fields
    • These are properties applied to the form fields as standard.
  • Form Fields :focus
    • These are properties applied to the form fields when they are selected and have focus.
  • Form Button
    • These are properties applied to the form buttons (such as "Submit" or "Reset" buttons) as standard.
  • Form Button a:hover
    • These are properties applied to the form buttons when they are hovered over by the user.

Properties present in the Form Elements tab are covered in the Styling Properties section, using elements from Background, Fonts, and Borders & Spacing.

Post Title

The Post Title tab of the Styling panel is for applying styling to the titles of blog posts on your site.

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Properties present in the Post Title tab are covered in the Styling Properties - Fonts section.

Page Title

The Page Title tab of the Styling panel is for applying styling to the titles of pages on your site.

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Properties present in the Page Title tab are covered in the Styling Properties - Fonts section.

Post Meta

The Post Meta tab of the Styling panel is for applying styling to the meta information and post date of your blog posts.

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There are multiple sections under Post Meta:

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  • Post Meta Font Styles
    • These are properties applied to the fonts used in the post meta elements.
  • Post Meta a:link
    • These are properties applied to post meta elements when a link is shown.
  • Post Meta a:hover
    • These are properties applied to post meta elements when a link is hovered over by the user.
  • Post Date
    • These are properties applied to the post date elements.
  • More Link
    • These are properties applied to the more link which can be shown on blog posts when using "Full Content" display mode or a custom excerpt.
  • More Link a:hover
    • These are properties applied to the more link when it is hovered over by the user.

Properties present in the Post Meta tab are covered in the Styling Properties section, using elements from Background, Fonts, and Borders & Spacing.

Post Navigation

The Post Navigation tab of the Styling panel is for applying styling to the links which appear on your single post views.

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There are multiple sections under Post Meta:

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  • Post Navigation
    • These are properties applied to the base post navigation area.
  • Post Navigation a:link
    • These are properties applied to the links within the post navigation element.
  • Post Navigation a:hover
    • These are properties applied to the links within the post navigation element when they are hovered over by the user.

Properties present in the Post Navigation tab are covered in the Styling Properties section, using elements from Fonts, and Borders & Spacing.

The Sidebar tab of the Styling panel is for applying styling to the sidebar.

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There are multiple sections under Sidebar:

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  • Sidebar Font Styles
    • These are properties applied to fonts in the sidebar element.
  • Sidebar a:link
    • These are properties applied to links in the sidebar element.
  • Sidebar a:hover
    • These are properties applied to links in the sidebar element when they are hovered over by the user.
  • Sidebar Widget Box
    • These are properties applied to the widget box areas in the sidebar.
  • Sidebar Widget Title
    • These are properties applied to the widget titles in the sidebar.
  • Sidebar Widget List Item (li)
    • These are properties applied to the widget list items in the sidebar.

Properties present in the Sidebar tab are covered in the Styling Properties section, using elements from Background, Fonts, and Borders & Spacing.

The Footer tab of the Styling panel is for applying styling to the footer.

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There are multiple sections under Footer:

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  • Footer Font Styles
    • These are properties applied to fonts in the footer element.
  • Footer a:link
    • These are properties applied to links in the footer element.
  • Footer a:hover
    • These are properties applied to links in the footer element when they are hovered over by the user.
  • Footer Widget Box
    • These are properties applied to the widget box areas in the footer.
  • Footer Widget Title
    • These are properties applied to the widget titles in the footer.
  • Footer Widget List Item (li)
    • These are properties applied to the widget list items in the footer.

Properties present in the Footer tab are covered in the Styling Properties section, using elements from Background, Fonts, and Borders & Spacing.

Custom CSS

The Custom CSS tab of the Styling panel is for adding custom CSS code to the theme.

In the text area provided you can add any CSS code you wish to apply to the theme, and this will be added after any other styling of the theme.

Styling Properties

There are various styling properties available to be customized, and these will vary from tab to tab, however they all fit into the following categories:

Background

Background Image: The background-image property sets an image for the background of an element. Background images can be set by either; selecting one of the already present backgrounds from the list of thumbnails, manually entering an image URL, or uploading an image. Checking "No BG image" will remove the background image.

Background Color: The background-color property sets a color for the background of an element. You can set a background color here as well, you can either manually enter a color code, or alternatively click the box next to the field and a color picker will appear.

Background Repeat: The background-repeat property sets if/how a background image will be repeated.

  • Repeat = The background image will be repeated both vertically and horizontally.
  • Repeat X = The background image will be repeated only horizontally
  • Repeat Y = The background image will be repeated only vertically
  • Do not repeat = No repeat

Background Position: You can set the position of the background image, this will determine where the background image begins - for example, setting it to right center would start the background image from the right of the element vertically centered.

Fonts

Font Family: The font-family property sets the font for an element. Use the dropdown menu to select a font family for the text element from a list of standard fonts.

Color: The color property sets the color of text for an element. You can specify the color by either by entering a color code manually or clicking the box next to the field to open a color picker.

Font Size: You can set the size of the font in the text element, and select the type of units to use from the dropdown (pixels, em, %)

Font Weight: The font-weight property sets whether text is normal or bold.

Font Style: The font-style property sets whether text is normal or italic.

Font Variant: The font-variant property specifies whether or not a text should be displayed in a small-caps font.

Line Height: You can set the height of each line in the text element, and select the type of units to use from the dropdown (pixels, em, %)

Text Transform: The text-transform property controls the capitalization of text.

  • Capitalize = Capitalizes the first letter of each word
  • Uppercase = Makes all words uppercase
  • Lowercase = Makes all words lowercase
  • None = No transform

Text Decoration: The text-decoration property specifies the decoration added to text.

  • Underline = Defines a line below the text
  • Overline = Defines a line above the text
  • Line through = Defines a line through the text
  • None = No decoration

Borders & Spacing

Border: Use the fields to set the color, size and style of the border on each side of an element, you can set color by entering a color code manually or clicking the box next to the field to open a color picker. Select 'Same for all' to reduce options to one setting for all sides.

Margin: Margin defines the space around elements. Use the fields to set the margin amount for each side of an element. Select 'Same for all' to reduce options to one setting for all sides.

Padding: Padding defines the space between the element border and the element content. Use the fields to set the padding amount for each side of an element. Select 'Same for all' to reduce options to one setting for all sides.

Width & Height

Width: You can set the width of an element, and select the type of units to use from the dropdown (pixels, em, %)

Height: You can set the height of an element, and select the type of units to use from the dropdown (pixels, em, %)

Positioning

Position: You can set the position of an element.

  • Static = Positions the element where it is placed within the normal flow of the layout.
  • Fixed = Positions the element at a set position, as set below in pixels from a side of the element (top/bottom, left/right), and it will remain here even when the page is scrolled.
  • Relative = Positions the element at a position relative to its normal position.
  • Absolute = Positions the element at a position, as set below in pixels from a side of the element (top/bottom, left/right), relative to the first non-static parent element.

Display

Display (Site Logo): The display property under site logo will allow you to select between two modes:

  • Site Title = This will output the site's title in the site logo element.
  • Image = This will output an image in the site logo element. You can select "Upload" to upload an image or enter the URL manually, and also set the dimensions of your logo here.

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