Access the Theme Customiser from the front of your website as shown above, or from the website Admin as shown on the right.
The WordPress Customiser
The Customiser is the place to start with defining your overall website style.General theme design options are available to you in the WordPress Customizer under Appearance > Customizer. Most of them are self-explanatory, so feel free to play with the different options available to you.
Presets allow you to change the design of your site by simply choosing a different preset from the Presets dropdown menu. After choosing a preset you can further customize your site using the settings below.
The short video below gives an introduction to options in the Theme Customiser.
- Layout – the theme supports either full width or boxed width depending on which you prefer. You can also configure top padding and add a drop shadow.
- Background – you can select a background color as well as select a background graphic if desired with a variety of options.
- Accent Color – the accent color sets the color for accent elements throughout the site such as links, buttons, etc.
- Headings – you can configure heading color, font family and font size for each heading class.
- Text – you can configure text color here as well as the font and size.
- Top Bar Layout – the top bar layout allows you to configure a small area above your header with two columns that can include text/HTML and social icons.
- Top Bar Background – you can configure color and gradient options for the top bar here.
- Header Layout – header layout allows you to configure the location of the navigation menu, add/reduce top/bottom padding for the header and a few other options header specific options.
- Header Background – you can configure a header background color as well as gradient here if you like.
- Header Logo – this section allows you the ability to put in a logo whether it be text or image based. If choosing an image, the ability to add a retina logo is also available.
- Navigation Text – this section allows you to configure the navigation font, weight, case and size.
- Content Background – you can configure a specific color for the content area here.
- Blog Layout – the blog layout section allows the ability to set a variety of blog specific settings such as sidebar location, sidebar size, etc.
- Archive Layout – you can also configure settings for the Archive page layout here.
- Post Layout – in the post layout section, you can set how post features actually display on your blog page.
- WooCommerce Layout – this is available if you are using WooCommerce in your site and allows you the ability to configure a few options if desired specifically, showing the ‘Add to Cart’ button.
- Lightbox – it’s recommended to keep the lightbox enabled, but if you would prefer to use a lightbox plugin, you can disable the BB theme lightbox here.
- Footer Widgets Layout – If you are using WordPress widgets, you can elect where they show in this section.
- Footer Widgets Background – you can configure the background color of the footer widgets area here.
- Footer Layout – similar to the top bar layout section, this section allows you to configure the credits area with two columns that can include text/HTML and social icons. By inserting any text, our credits will be automatically be removed.
- Footer Background – you can configure color and gradient options for the footer bar here.
In this area, you can work with WordPress widgets. This is similar to working with widgets in the dashboard via Appearance > Widgets.
This area is for developers or anyone versed in code that would like to add additional functionality, design, etc.
- Social Links – this area allows you the ability to insert all of your social links as well as a color option.
- Favicons – you can upload your favicon here as well an Apple Touch icon if desired.
- Site Title & Tagline – if you haven’t set up your site title/tagline in the dashboard settings panel, you have the ability to do so here.
- Navigation – once you have setup your menus in the WordPress dashboard, you can assign locations to the spots available here.
- Static Front Page – this is similar to the dashboard reading section and will allow you the ability to assign what your front page points to as well as the posts page.