Masonic

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01Getting started

This is the Masonic theme instruction page. We have tried our best to keep it as simple as possible. If you think it can be made even simpler let us know we will be glad to change it. Let's start! On the right side you can see the table of contents of this documentation.Jump to the section you want, or read it all through - your choice.Let's move on!

02Installation

Installing your theme is pretty easy! After downloading you should have a masonic.zip file. This is a compressed file containing all of the required templates, images and icons required for the theme to function properly.

Upload the theme

  1. Go to Appearance > Themes in the WordPress Dashboard
  2. Click on the Add New button
  3. Click on the Upload link
  4. Select the masonic.zip file
  5. Click Install Now

Activate the theme

  1. Go to Appearance > Themes in the WordPress menu
  2. Hover over the theme thumbnail and press the Activate button
Additional information: WordPress Codex – Using Themes

05Header Image

To set the header image follow below steps.
  1. In the dashboard, go to Appearance > Customize.
  2. Click on the Header Image section.
  3. Upload your logo by clicking on the Add New Image button.
  4. After you upload the headerimage, click on Save & Publish button to save the changes.
Note: The recommended header image size for this theme is 1350 X 500 pixels. Additional information: Have a look here if you are still confused WordPress Header Image

06How to limit the excerpt text?

If you want to reduce or increase the number of words that appear in post in masonry/archive/category view. You can easily change that. Just follow the below steps.
  1. Go to your post editor screen in the dashboard.
  2. In post editor screen look for the Screen Options button at top-right part of the screen.
  3. Click on it and make sure the Excerpt check-box option is checked.
  4. Now, somewhere below the main post editor box you should be able to see the the Excerpt option box..
  5. Add your manual excerpt there with desired amount of text and Update the post.

07Custom CSS Box

This theme supports the Custom CSS, which overwrites the CSS of the main stylesheet file, so that you can apply some CSS to change the look of the site as you desire. Also, this changes will still remain even if you update the theme.
  1. In the dashboard, go to Appearance > Customize.
  2. Click on the Custom CSS section.
  3. Add your custom CSS inside the box..
  4. After you add the custom CSS, click on Save & Publish button to save the changes.

08Color Options

This theme supports the primary and link color options. Change the primary color and link color that best suit your site.
  1. In the dashboard, go to Appearance > Customize.
  2. Click on the Colorssection.
  3. Change the color as you like..
  4. After you change the color, click on Save & Publish button to save the changes.

09Supported Plugins

This theme support the Breadcrumb NavXT plugin. The breadcrumbs will be displayed as soon as you activate the plugin in the header right part just below the menu section.

10Author Box

The author box will appear just below the post in single post view. This theme supports the author bio. To display the author bio, you need to write the bio information in the profile section (Users->Your Profile) inside the Biographical Info. Also, it supports the link for the social site, ie, facebook, twitter and google+. For this, you will need to install the Wordpress SEO plugin. Now, in the profile section, there is option to input the facebook, twitter and google+ link, put the link there and the link appears in the author bio section.