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Important: This theme was retired in February 2014. Documentation is no longer being updated.

Unsigned is the independent artist theme.

It comes with custom post types that can be turned on and off depending on which ones you want to use.


Events ↑ Back to top

To enable Events, go to Unsigned > Theme Options > Events select the checkbox to enable, Save All Changes then refresh your browser to see the Events custom post type in your WordPress menu. An Event is a custom post type for the management and listing of events (gigs, festivals, etc). Events can be grouped into categories (club, concert, gig, festival, etc) and tours.

Unsigned Post Types Options

An event’s status can be ‘Upcoming’, ‘Right Now’ or ‘Past’ and is determined by it’s start and ending date and time. It’s also possible to select one of these types for display in the Events admin, making it easier to view snapshots of your events calendar.

Events Overview
Events Overview

To set up a new event go to Events > Add New. Add a title for the event and write a description noting any info you’d like to include about the event. Below that in the “Event Details” you can fill in the start and end time, as well as the venue and link URL to buy tickets. Finally you can assign this show to a tour and upload an event flyer.

Events Widgets ↑ Back to top

The Events custom post type includes 3 widgets: Woo – Events, Woo – Tours and Woo – Tour Dates.

  • Events widget has options to display all events, upcoming events, past events, events happening right now, events happening this weekend and events taking place in the current week.
  • Tours widget displays the upcoming, current, past or all tours.
  • Tour Dates widget displays events that are part of a specific tour.

To learn more about how to add Widgets please see our tutorial here: How to Add Widgets

Setting up a Tour Page ↑ Back to top

To set up a page for your Tours you can use the Tours Page Template as an archive for listing tours on your site. These link to tour detail pages where the events for that tour are listed.

To set the Tours Page template go to Pages > Add New, assign a title and the Tours Page Template in the Page Attribute settings panel. The page template will automatically fill in the page with your Events information.

Tour Page Template

Albums ↑ Back to top

Next up is the Albums custom post type. This is where the artist can manage their albums. Go to: Albums > Add New to get started adding your discography. Set the title, excerpt, release date, category, album cover, and manage the tracks on the album. You can even assign an album a unique ID to identify it in your catalog.

Adding an Album
Adding an Album

Each album has an audio player ready to use, this uses tracks that are uploaded directly when adding or editing an album. The tracks can be re-ordered and managed using native WordPress lightbox windows. Here’s a quick video overview of managing your Albums.

Sell Albums and Tracks with WooCommerce ↑ Back to top

If WooCommerce is installed, each album displays an option to link the album to a product. You can find this in the Release Details box, under the main edit window. If there is a link made, an “Add to cart” button for that product will be displayed alongside the album on it’s detail screen, as well as in the Woo – Albums widget.

Linking and Album to a Product

To sell tracks within an album you can setup a grouped product. The main product is the album and the tracks can all be setup as simple products, which then get attached to the grouped album product. Then when viewing the album you can add any track you’d like to the cart.

Album Widgets ↑ Back to top

There are two widgets related to Albums:

  • Woo – Albums widget will list either all albums or albums in a specific category.
  • Woo – Album Player widget will list and play tracks from a specific album using an HTML5 audio player.

To learn more, see: How to Add Widgets

Galleries ↑ Back to top

The Galleries custom post type is where the artist manages their photo galleries. Galleries, like any other post, can be sorted into their own categories and comprise of a cover image as well as the photo management section. It’s important that you use the “Photographs in this Gallery” section to manage the photos here. The upload media button won’t work with the Galleries post type.

Managing Galleries in Unsigned
Managing Galleries in Unsigned

To add a Galleries post:

  1. Go to Gallery > Add New
  2. Title your gallery
  3. Go to Photo Album Cover to set your Featured Image
  4. Upload the rest of your photos under the “Photographs in this Gallery” section.
  5. Click the Upload button to add new photos
  6. Click the Manage button to manage the existing photos in the gallery.

You must upload images to this specific gallery then Save Draft in order to manage your photos in the gallery. After you have saved a draft for your gallery, scroll to the bottom to see the image thumbnails and manage the photos in your new gallery.

Gallery Widgets ↑ Back to top

The Gallery post type includes two widgets:

  • Woo – Photos displays either all photos with a limit count, or X number of photos from a specific gallery.
  • Woo – Galleries displays a list of the photo galleries available, either in a specific category or across all categories.

Videos ↑ Back to top

The Videos custom post type allows an artist to manage their embedded videos from YouTube, Vimeo, etc.

Videos can be sorted into categories and comprise an optional posterframe and an embed code field. Click on Videos > Add New to build your video library. The important sections like a title, the embed code, category, and posterframe are all outlined in red below.

Adding a Video
Adding a Video

Videos Widget ↑ Back to top

The Videos post type also inclues a single Woo – Embed widget which displays videos from a specific video category or all videos, allowing for the quick switching between videos.

Band Members ↑ Back to top

To enable the Band Members go to Unsigned > Theme Options > Band Members select the checkbox to enable, Save All Changes then refresh your browser to see the Band Members custom post type in your WordPress menu.

To manage band member profiles go to Band > Add New. Add a title, a Featured Image for the Member’s Photograph and add the band member’s role in the band (eg: guitarist).


Setup the Band Members Page ↑ Back to top

To set up the Band Members page use the “Band Members” Page Template. To do this go to: Page > Add New, add a title and set the Band Members Page Template in the Page Attributes panel. The band biography is added via the content area on your new Band Members page.

To re-arrange the order the Band Members appear on the Band Member page to go the Band Member page to edit the “order” field in the Attributes panel.

Setting up the home page ↑ Back to top

The Unsigned theme homepage is built by adding widgets. To set this up go to: Appearance > Widgets here you will see the Homepage widget area in the right column of the page. To add content to your homepage simply drag widgets into the Homepage widget area.

(If you don’t add any widgets here, the homepage will default to displaying the Videos, Tour Dates (if applicable), Photos, and WooTabs widgets.)

Please note! In order for a Widgetized Homepage to work, you must have your Settings > Reading set to ‘your latest posts’ rather than a static page.
To learn more about how to add Widgets please see our tutorial here: How to Add Widgets

Slides ↑ Back to top

The Slides custom post type in Unsigned will display a large background image on the homepage, as well as a slider area above the content on the homepage. When navigating through the slider, the background image fades from one slide image to the next.

To set up a slide:

  1. Go to Slides > Add New.
  2. To add a title your slide, add this in the main content area (using the Text tab) and assign a <h1> tag then add the description below in a <p> tag.
  3. Set an image for your slide using the Featured Image panel. Please note: this takes up most of the background on your site so use an image with the appropriate resolution. 2000px wide, for example, is a good starting point.
  4. Publish.
Adding A Slide

SoundCloud and SongKick ↑ Back to top

We integrated SoundCloud and SongKick into Unsigned for your tracks and playlists. To enable go to Unsigned > Theme Options > Sound Cloud/SongKick to enter your SoundCloud/SongKick username.

SoundCloud Options

To display the SoundCloud tracks/playlists go to Appearance > Widgets to add either the Woo – SoundCloud – Playlist widget for specific playlists or the Woo – SoundCloud Tracks widget to display individual players for specific tracks.

To display your SongKick widget go to Appearance > Widgets to add the Woo – SongKick – Events widget.

SoundCloud Widget

This data is cached for a month to avoid speed issues and high load. It is possible to force-refresh this data via a “Refresh SoundCloud Data” button, made available under the “SoundCloud” tab in “Theme Options”.

Press Clippings ↑ Back to top

To enable Press Clippings go to Unsigned > Theme Options > Press select the checkbox to enable, Save All Changes then refresh your browser to see the Press Clippings custom post type in your WordPress menu.

To add a new press post go to Press Clippings > Add New. To add a press clipping image, set this as the “Featured Image” for the press clipping. To add a video, upload this video to YouTube, Vimeo or another video sharing service, and place the embed code in the “Embed Code” custom field.

Press clippings comes bundled with a Woo – Press Clippings widget to display the clippings in your widgetised areas.

Important Notes ↑ Back to top

The terms in the categories, tags, gallery categories, video categories, event categories and events tours taxonomies can not have the same slug (eg: “gigs” in gallery categories and “gigs” in event categories).

This is very important in WordPress in general as it corrupts the data and taxonomies. Unsigned has the potential to have many taxonomies, so please be careful when setting this up.

To enable the following archives go to Appearance > Menus and add the following as a ‘Custom Link’ in your menu. Replace the yourwebsitedomain below with your website:







It is possible to adjust the URLs for the custom post type archive screens, as well as for the single entry screens. This can be done using one of the following short filters, placed in the designated area of either your child theme’s “functions.php” file or your Unsigned “functions.php” file.

The filters are:

Events ↑ Back to top


add_filter( 'woo_events_archive_rewrite_base', 'woo_custom_events_archive_rewrite_base' );

function woo_custom_events_archive_rewrite_base ( $text ) {
    $text = 'concerts';
    return $text;
} // End woo_custom_events_archive_rewrite_base()

Each entry:

add_filter( 'woo_events_rewrite_base', 'woo_custom_events_rewrite_base' );

function woo_custom_events_rewrite_base ( $text ) {
    $text = 'concerts';
    return $text;
} // End woo_custom_events_rewrite_base()

Albums (Discography) ↑ Back to top


add_filter( 'woo_discography_archive_rewrite_base', 'woo_custom_discography_archive_rewrite_base' );

function woo_custom_discography_archive_rewrite_base ( $text ) {
    $text = 'releases';
    return $text;
} // End woo_custom_discography_archive_rewrite_base()

Each entry:

add_filter( 'woo_discography_rewrite_base', 'woo_custom_discography_rewrite_base' );

function woo_custom_discography_rewrite_base ( $text ) {
    $text = 'releases';
    return $text;
} // End woo_custom_discography_rewrite_base()

Galleries ↑ Back to top


add_filter( 'woo_photos_archive_rewrite_base', 'woo_custom_photos_archive_rewrite_base' );

function woo_custom_photos_archive_rewrite_base ( $text ) {
    $text = 'our-photos';
    return $text;
} // End woo_custom_photos_archive_rewrite_base()

Each entry:

add_filter( 'woo_photos_rewrite_base', 'woo_custom_photos_rewrite_base' );

function woo_custom_photos_rewrite_base ( $text ) {
    $text = 'our-photos';
    return $text;
} // End woo_custom_photos_rewrite_base()

Videos ↑ Back to top


add_filter( 'woo_videos_archive_rewrite_base', 'woo_custom_videos_archive_rewrite_base' );

function woo_custom_videos_archive_rewrite_base ( $text ) {
    $text = 'video-clips';
    return $text;
} // End woo_custom_videos_archive_rewrite_base()

Each entry:

add_filter( 'woo_videos_rewrite_base', 'woo_custom_videos_rewrite_base' );

function woo_custom_videos_rewrite_base ( $text ) {
    $text = 'video-clips';
    return $text;
} // End woo_custom_videos_rewrite_base()

Band Members ↑ Back to top


add_filter( 'woo_bandmembers_archive_rewrite_base', 'woo_custom_bandmembers_archive_rewrite_base' );

function woo_custom_bandmembers_archive_rewrite_base ( $text ) {
    $text = 'the-team';
    return $text;
} // End woo_custom_bandmembers_archive_rewrite_base()

Each entry:

add_filter( 'woo_bandmembers_rewrite_base', 'woo_custom_bandmembers_rewrite_base' );

function woo_custom_bandmembers_rewrite_base ( $text ) {
    $text = 'the-team';
    return $text;
} // End woo_custom_bandmembers_rewrite_base()
When applying these functions to your theme, please visit the “Settings -> Permalinks” screen after adding the function and click the “Save Changes” button.

Custom Widgets ↑ Back to top

There are a number of widgets that you can add to the widgetized home page or single page/post sidebar:

  • Woo – Adspace Widget
  • Woo – Album Player
  • Woo – Albums
  • Woo – Blog Author
  • Woo – Embed
  • Woo – Events
  • Woo – Flickr
  • Woo – Galleries
  • Woo – Photos
  • Woo – Press Clippings
  • Woo – Recent News
  • Woo – Search
  • Woo – SongKick – Events
  • Woo – SoundCloud – Playlist
  • Woo – SoundCloud – Tracks
  • Woo – Subscribe & Connect
  • Woo – Tabs
  • Woo – Tour Dates
  • Woo – Tours
  • Woo – Twitter
  • Woo – Videos

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