Dottoro Theme Documentation

Tutorial to get your theme to work

PrologueFirst StepsFront PageCreating a custom front pageBlog, News and Portfolio post typesPost Type specific settingsGeneral settingsSingle post settingsCategory / Tag / Date archive page settingsPermalink settingsOptions on single post pagesGeneral page optionsImage optionsGallery settingsPage Templates and PagesPage SettingsPage TemplatesPages created from page templatesGeneral page settingsGallery settingsBlog page settingsNews page settingsPortfolio and Imagefolio page settingsContact page settingsArchives page settingsAuthors page settingsBoomarks page settingsSitemap page settingsSpecial pagesCategory and tag page settingsArchive and date page settingsSearch page settingsAuthor page settings404 page settingsHeader and MenuSubheadersSubheader specific shortcodesPredefined SubheadersCreating SubheadersAssigning subheaders to pagesFooterWidgets in the FooterCopyright and other notices in the FooterSidebarWidgets on the SidebarWidth and alignment of the sidebarWidget AreasWidgetsBreadcrumbShortcodesShortcodes In Alphabetical OrderShortcodes By CategoriesNested ShortcodesPost TemplatesOverlaysMedia and External MediaOverview of galleries, gallery listings and slideshowsGalleries and Gallery ListingsAbout Galleries In GeneralCreating And Managing Galleries[gallery_list] shortcodeSlideshows and Popup SlideshowsSlideshowsPopup SlideshowsSlideshow SettingsMost Often Used Slideshow OptionsAll Slideshow OptionsSlideshow Templates - Slideshow Specific ShortcodesStyling Guide For SlideshowsStyling Of Slideshow and Post TemplatesSlidesPopupsSelectorsWeb FontsGeneral Theme SettingsUser RolesExport / Import SettingsCreating theme designsLocalizationHeadingsChild ThemesCSS ClassesResponsive DesignCSS Extension JavaScript ToolkitJavaScript LibraryAction HooksFilter HooksCompatibility Issues
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2. Front Page

By default, WordPress uses a blog list page as the home page. You can change this under Settings » Reading. Since the options for editing the appearance of blog list pages are rather limited, it can be useful to set a custom home page.

Dottoro Theme provides various page templates. Some of the templates are designed for general content pages, while others for displaying special contents (read more in the Page templates section). You can set any page as a front page but in most cases using the Default Template is the best option.

The Default Template will provide full freedom and control over creating your content; Dottoro shortcodes and widgets will be most helpful during this process.

2.1 Creating a custom front page

1 First you need to create a new page (Pages » Add new), and set its template to the Default Template in the Page Attributes box at the right side of the window. Give a title to your page (for example Home) and save it (Save Draft or Publish). After you have saved the page you will find a lot of settings options below the WordPress Content Editor, with which you can customize the appearance of the page.
You can also use other page templates, but in most cases it is practical to use the Default Template. However, if you would like your home page to be a blog, news or portfolio list page you can select Blog, News or Portfolio page templates as well.
2 After selecting the desired front page template and saving your page you have to create your content. Dottoro Theme supports a wide range of shortcodes, with you can publish slideshows, blog, news and portfolio item lists, widget areas, tables and other components on your page.
3 After you are done with creating the content, we recommend creating a custom subheader for the front page. You can edit the content of the subheader the same way as the content of the page. You can also use shortcodes and widgets to create custom subheaders (read more: Subheaders).
4 After you are done with the subheader, click on the Publish button in the upper right corner.
5 There is only one more thing to do: set the page you have just created as the Front page. You can do this under Settings » Reading. Select 'static page' under 'Front page displays' and select your page from the 'Front page' list, then click 'Save Changes.'

If you now open your root domain in a browser you will see your newly set homepage.