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Apz

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 Documentation is no longer being updated.

Installation ↑ Back to top

After installing and activating the theme, go to Settings > Permalinks and click Save Changes, even if no changes have been made. This registers the custom post types used in the theme.

Also go to Settings > Reading and set the front page to display Your Latest Posts if you previously had a static page as your front page.

Home Page Layout ↑ Back to top

Below is a screenshot of the Apz home page with each of its modules explained.

The Apz homepage

Setting up the home page ↑ Back to top

The home page of Apz is modular, with two widgetized areas available for placement of custom Woo widgets. Everything else is controlled by the theme options panel. Any module can be disabled to transform the home page layout.

Apz Theme Options Panel where theme features are controlled.
Widgetized goodness.

Set the total number of posts to display on the home page under Settings > Reading. For example, if you want six recent posts and four older posts below it, set the number to 10 and set Home Page settings to 6.

Setting up the featured panel ↑ Back to top

The home page featured panel can be used to highlight core features of your app or noteworthy information.

The featured panel uses the “Slides” custom post type. It displays the title of the post, the excerpt, and the optional but important custom image that is the focal point.

If you are using the iPhone background as your image holder, which is the default setting, the dimensions are:

197 px x 295 px 

Custom post type “Slides”

Setting up the featured media panel ↑ Back to top

The featured media panel sits below the featured slider on the home page, and can house screenshots/images and videos to further market your app.

When creating a video or image post use the Media custom post type, and add your image and/or embed code to the Apz Custom Settings panel. If you add an embed code it automatically sets the post as a video for display in the featured media panel.

Adding “Media” custom post type

Setting up the widget panel ↑ Back to top

The widget panel on the home page allows for two columns of widgets that you can select from any of the custom Woo widgets listed in the Widgets section. Enable the widget panel under theme options, then go to Appearance > Widgets and add widgets to the Homepage Left and Homepage Right widgetized areas.

Setting up the contact panel ↑ Back to top

Enable the contact panel under theme options, and add the email address you wish to use. You may also add your Twitter and Facebook links, which will appear next to the contact form on the home page.

Setting up the blog ↑ Back to top

To use a dedicated blog page that can be linked from the top menu, create a new WordPress page, give it a title (i.e., Blog) and then assign the Blog template under the page template chooser. The theme does the rest.

Setting up your dedicated blog page

The latest blog posts can be displayed on the home page, in addition to having its own dedicated page to list all published blog posts. To enable on the home page, go to Blog Panel and assign the page you designated as the “Blog Page Template” in the menu, You can also select the number of blog posts to display.

Setting up the home page blog panel

Assign widgets to the dedicated blog page sidebar and footer under Appearance > Widgets.

Widgets ↑ Back to top

The theme includes seven custom widgets that you can add to eight widgetized areas – two on the home page, two in the sidebar and four in the footer.

The custom Woo widgets are:

  • Woo – Twitter Stream
  • Woo – Customer Feedback
  • Woo – Search
  • Woo – Adspace
  • Woo – Tabs
  • Woo – Flickr
  • Woo – Custom Nav Menu

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