Check out some of the exciting features in Twenty Fourteen’s WordPress theme on my site. Having used Twenty Fourteen for other sites I maintain, I decided it was time to make the change at work. While there are lots of new features in comparison with the older Twenty Eleven theme that we started with, I am only going to highlight a couple of things I think you might like.
- Snow Fall – this can be turned on with a simple check in the box. Go to SETTINGS – GENERAL and at the bottom put a check in the box that says “Show falling snow on my blog until January 4th.” Save changes.
- Sharing Buttons – allows your visitors to share posts or pages with family or friends. Go to SETTINGS – SHARING and drag and drop your methods of sharing from the list of available buttons. (print, email, facebook, twitter, linkedin, pinterest, google plus, reddit, stumbleupon, press this, pocket, and tumblr. Save changes.
- Featured Content – allows you to feature posts in grid form at the top of your home page. Go to APPEARANCE – CUSTOMIZE and under featured content select Layout – Grid, Tag Name – featured. Check the box “Hide tag from displaying in post meta and tag clouds.” Once set, write your post. In the TAGS area, type in the word – featured. Below that box you can add a featured image by uploading it as you would any media file.
*Grid Note: Image requirements for the Grid setting are pictures 672w x 372h. Anything larger will work but images will be cut off to fit the 672×372 minimum.
*Slider Note: Image requirements for the Slider setting are pictures 1038w x 576h. The Slider will not run automatically.
Any staff member of Bowling Green Elementary may contact me if assistance is needed.