Setting the Theme Options for Realty
Realty theme has some basic options that can make you customize the theme faster without having the need to edit HTML. This includes changing the logo, background, messages and more. Continue reading below to find out how this is done.
You can access the theme options by going to “Appearance” > “Realty Options”.
This is the section the pertains to the head section of the page. The first options is the Logo URL. You can upload an image for your logo, or enter an image url that resides somewhere else in the internet. Make sure your image is 40 pixels in height, and 300 pixels in width. For best results, use a transparent .png image.
The Favicon Url is the location of your favicon file. This is the small 16 x 16 image that appears in the corner of the browser tab for your website. See the image below for the default house icon – which is the theme’s default favicon. Simply enter your url to override the default.
Home Page Settings
This section pertains the customizations you can apply in the homepage.
By default, once you install the theme – your homepage is already using the template. However, you may want to have a separate page for your “blog” entries. If this is the case, then you need to create a page and utilize the homepage template. Follow the instruction from this post to do just that.
Home Page Background
Again, this field is for the url of the large background image you want to use for your homepage. Use an image that is landscape in orientation. You also might need to visualize an image that will work with the transparent form that hovers above it.
The code will resize and crop the image to the proper dimensions. It will also adjust accordingly as the viewport changes.
The welcome message appears to the left of the custom form in the home page. Wrap your main headline inside H1 tags. If you want a part of your headline in bold – wrap that inside of a span (inside the H1). The rest of the message can be in p tags.
About the Realtor Message
The About the Realtor message is meant to say a little about yourself right in the home page. It appears right below the fold, in the rightmost area. Simply enter a couple of sentences (wrapped in p tags). If you want to insert a photo of yourself, simply add img tags with a small thumbnail image. This will automatically float to the right, while the text wraps around it.
Note that this same box appears in the inner pages, in the sidebar.
This section applies to the footer area of the site. There’s only one field – and is pretty self explanatory. The footer text is what appears to the left of the footer. By default, the current year, your site name and “All Rights Reserved” will be displayed. Simply override this with your text and your all set.