Sunspot to Spun?

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  • #2524775

    cwbybrick
    Member

    I would like to change my theme from Sunspot to Spun, but no idea how to do it. Using preview only shows current layout-what I would like to do is put each book in a circle with a circle for about, blog and updates. Is that possible?

    I’m utterly lost. I’ve loved Sunspot but am ready for a change and new direction for 2016.

    The blog I need help with is brickoneil.com.

    #2524970

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    Hi there – Spun displays a circular image for each post in your blog – either the post’s featured image, or the first image attached to the post.

    what I would like to do is put each book in a circle with a circle for about, blog and updates.

    That’s not quite how Spun works – each circle corresponds to one post, it’s not possible to link them to pages (like your About page) or the blog index itself.

    If you’re looking for a theme with a static front page that lets you link to three separate pages below that, perhaps Sela would work for you?

    https://selademo.wordpress.com/

    You could use those three widget areas below the main featured box to link to About, Blog, and Updates.

    If you need further help with anything, just let me know!

    #2524974

    cwbybrick
    Member

    What i’m really looking for is to showcase each page as a picture on the static front page. Is there a theme for that?

    #2524975

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    You could certainly use Sela like that – there’s no obligation to add text in any of those front-page widget areas, you could just include images if you wanted.

    #2524976

    cwbybrick
    Member

    Or maybe the menu as pictures on the page instead of block style menus?

    #2524977

    cwbybrick
    Member

    I’m not seeing how to do that on the Sela customize page. I’m not understanding the process, sorry.

    #2524978

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    After you would set up Sela according to the setup guide – setting a static front page, assigning the front page template to it, etc. – you would add one text widget in each of the three Front Page widget areas, like you see on the demo:

    https://cloudup.com/cWh5E2yi5am

    In each of those widget areas, you could add the code for an image, with a link to the page you’d like to link it to. For example, this is what’s in one of the text widgets on the demo:

    <a href="http://selademo.wordpress.com/page-templates/full-width-page/"><img src="https://selademo.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/mg_9371-1.jpg" /></a>

    You might like to first set up a test site to play around with Sela to get you more comfortable with it. It’s a great way to play with settings before switching over a live site.

    #2524979

    cwbybrick
    Member

    alright, i’ve figured it out, copy/paste pic and link individually.

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