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Important: This theme was retired in June 2012. Documentation is no longer being updated.

Installing your Theme ↑ Back to top

To learn how to install your theme, see: Installing a Theme.

Adding Images to Posts ↑ Back to top

Background Information ↑ Back to top

The front page of Abstract has a fixed size image above each of the latest blog posts. This means that you need to add a custom image if you wish to display the image with the post. If no image is added, it won’t be displayed or disrupt the theme.

Our themes use a custom image resizing script (thumb.php) that will dynamically resize, cropping and creating an image in the appropriate size needed for the template.

Instructions ↑ Back to top

Custom Settings

To add images to your posts, view video demonstration. Or view the screenshot above and follow the instructions below.

  1. On your Write > Post tab, complete all standard fields to add a new post.
  2. Click the Add Media icon, and upload an image of your choice.
  3. Once uploaded, copy the complete Link URL field.
  4. Scroll down to the Abstract Custom Settings panel (below Categories) and paste the Link URL into the Image URL field.

Custom Abstract Widgets ↑ Back to top

Abstract has widgetized areas and custom theme-specific widgets that give you more customization options.

Widgetized Areas ↑ Back to top

There are three widgetized areas in the Abstract template:

  • Sidebar — displayed throughout the theme
  • Footer #1 and #2  — displayed in the left & right columns in the footer

Go to Appearance > Widgets to add widgets to these areas. By default the theme will display nothing, until you add your own widgets.

Custom Widgets ↑ Back to top

The theme includes eight custom widgets:

  • Woo – Featured posts* (gets posts by tag) — Sidebar only
  • Woo – Feedburner Subscription* — Footer only
  • Woo – CampaignMonitor Subscription* — Footer only
  • Woo – Stay Updated* — Footer only
  • Woo – Contact Details* — Footer only
  • Woo – Ads 180×150* — Sidebar only
  • Woo – Tag Cloud — Sidebar only
  • Woo – Flickr*

* There are options inside the widget that you need to set for it to operate properly

Set Up the Campaign Monitor Widget ↑ Back to top

For the first time in a WooTheme, we included a newsletter subscription widget for  Campaign Monitor. To set it up:

  1. In the Campaign Monitor control panel, click Manage Subscribers and select the subscription list in which you want to add subscription options to your Abstract installation.
  2. On the next page, find and click a Create a Subscribe Form link on the right-hand side. Select E-mail Address and click the Generate the Code button.
  3. A form/box will appear, similar to the screenshot below, where there are two variables: Your Campaign Monitor Form Action and Your Campaign Monitor ID.
  4. For Form Action, enter “http://woothemes.createsend.com/t/y/s/jdlhuk/ For the ID, enter “jdlhuk-jdlhuk”
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