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Promo Boxes & Slider Setup (Abigail WordPress)

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This tutorial covers how to setup the Featured Area on the blog page -- Promo Boxes and/or Slider -- for the Abigail WordPress Theme only.

NOTE: Make sure you assign a URL link to all boxes or your site may experience layout issues. These boxes were created to link to a page or other link you want to featured and without a link, they may not work correctly.

For other WordPress Themes, see the Slider Setup and Featured Categories Setup tutorials.

Video Directions

*See written directions below.

Recommended Image Sizes - see this tutorial

Featured Area Settings

  1. On the WordPress Dashboard, click the blue Customize Your Site button or go to Appearance > Customize.fa1.png
  2. The Customizer will open.
  3. Click on the Theme Options tab.fa2.png
  4. Click on the Featured Area & Slider tab.fa3.png
  5. Set your Featured Area Settings including your Featured Area Layout. Click on the layout of your choice.fa4.png
  6. The choices for layout are:
    1. Promo 1 - 6 Promo Boxes (linked image boxes) in a unique grid
    2. Promo 2 - 5 Promo Boxes in a unique grid
    3. Slider Promo 1 - Promo 1 layout with a slider in box 1 and 5 Promo Boxes
    4. Slider Promo 2 - Promo 2 layout with slider in box 1 and 4 Promo Boxes
    5. Contain - a single slider. Promo Boxes can be displayed beneath.
    6. Split - a single slider with a widget area to the right of the slider. Promo  Boxes can be displayed beneath.
  7. Under the Slider Settings section, you can:
    1. Enable/disable the slider
    2. Display featured or recent posts
    3. Set # of posts to display
  8. Under Slider Display Options you can enable or disable the slider elements.
  9. Click the Publish button to save/publish settings.

Promo Box Setup

  1. On the WordPress Dashboard, click the blue Customize Your Site button or go to Appearance > Customize.fa1.png
  2. The Customizer will open.
  3. Click on the Theme Options tab.fa2.png
  4. Click on the Promo Boxes tab.fa5.png
  5. Choose to enable or disable Promo Boxes.
  6. Set the Number of Promo Boxes to display.
  7. Each Promo box has 3 settings:
    1. Overlay text - enter text to show over image (optional)
    2. Link - copy and paste link to link image to (required)
    3. Image - click the Select image or Change image button to add your image from the Media Library or upload an image (required)fa6.png
  8. Repeat settings for all Promo Boxes to be used.
  9. Click the Publish button to save changes.

Featured Posts for Slider

These steps teach you how to assign posts to display in the slider if your Slider Settings are set to display Featured Posts.

  1. On the WordPress Dashboard, go to Posts > All Posts.Screen_Shot_2018-11-10_at_12.45.42_PM.png
  2. Click the Edit link under the post you wish to add to or remove from the slider.Screen_Shot_2018-11-10_at_2.11.13_PM.png
  3. In the post editor, Scroll down to the area under the post content box. Find the section called Featured Post.
  4. To include a post in the slider, make sure this box is check. To remove the post, uncheck this box.slider3.jpg
  5. Update or Publish the post to save changes.
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