Theme Setup Problems

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  • #2922502

    daisymae2017
    Member

    I want to start a new site. However, I want to show off the pictures. Something like a Picture and short blog together if that’s possible. Blask seems to have what I want but have some questions first and they are: 1. If I set it up for portfolio theme how do I blog too? 2. How do I set up front page? 3. Do I need a Front Page/Static Page? 4. Do I need a Social Links Menu? I’m only on LinkedIn. 5. How does the footer widget work? 6. Tags-How do they work? 7. With the site Logo, that’s just a picture beside the site address-right? 8. Do I need to set up a Home Page or is that what’s the Static/Front Page is for? I’ve looked at this theme(Blask) and the directions but still have questions. Hope you can help

    The blog I need help with is daisymae2017.wordpress.com.

    #2922725

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    Hi daisymae2017 – I took a look at your other thread and most of these questions have already been answered in detail. I’d suggest you have a look again through that thread.

    To recap:

    1. If I set it up for portfolio theme how do I blog too?

    You add blog posts in the Posts area. You add portfolio projects in the Portfolio area. Blog posts will be automatically displayed on the blog page, while portfolio projects will be displayed on your portfolio.

    To create a separate blog page, follow the steps here:
    https://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/front-page/#optional-create-a-blog-page

    2. How do I set up front page?

    David explained the detailed steps for doing that in Orvis, Blask, and other portfolio themes in your other thread. Please re-read the section there called Home Page.

    3. Do I need a Front Page/Static Page?

    You’ll need a static homepage if you do not want to display your latest blog posts in the front page, but instead want to display a portfolio or informational page.

    4. Do I need a Social Links Menu?

    No. Only if you want to display links to your social-media accounts. Please re-read the section called Social Links Menu in your other thread.

    5. How does the footer widget work?

    Widgets are areas in your site where you can display extra bits of content. Watch the video here to learn how to add widgets to your site:

    https://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/

    6. Tags-How do they work?

    You can add tags to your posts to categorize your posts. They are optional. Learn more here:
    https://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/tags/

    7. With the site Logo, that’s just a picture beside the site address-right?

    Yes. The logo may be displayed in slightly different places depending on the theme.

    8. Do I need to set up a Home Page or is that what’s the Static/Front Page is for?

    “Home page” is just a different way of saying “front page.” They are the same thing.

    #2922740

    daisymae2017
    Member

    Theme I was asking about was Blask. I will reread the information again. I can start another site for free and just blog and post pictures on that site too-right? I think that might be an easier route to go. What do you think?

    #2922743

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    Sure, you can set up as many sites as you like!

    #2922745

    daisymae2017
    Member

    I might do that.

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