This options tab is where you can configure all of your blog settings, including the Drag & Drop Blog Elements. Please read below to learn more.
Drag and Drop Blog Elements
The Drag and Drop Blog Elements give you complete control over the look and feel of your blog page. Too add or remove elements, simply hold down your mouse or trackpad button over the element and drag it over to the active/inactive column. You can also re-arrange the elements within the active column to change the order they appear. Note: if you’re using the half-width slider the order it is placed does not matter as it will always stay within the page content area. If you are using the full-width slider, however, you can arrange it in any order.
Select the Sidebar Type
Select the image that represents the sidebar configuration you would like to use. The options are: Sidebar Right, No Sidebar, Sidebar Left and Right, and Two Sidebar Right.
Post Format Icons
Toggle to enable or disable the post format icons. These are on by default.
Toggle to enable or disable the the use of post excerpts. When enabled, two options will appear below which allow you to customize the link text and the length of the excerpt before the link appears.
Toggle to enable or disable the use of post featured images. When this option is enabled, three options will appear below which allow you to control the image alignment as well as the height and width.
Featured Post Carousel
Toggle this option to enable or disable the use of the Featured Post Carousel. If enabled, a category select option will appear allowing you to select from the Featured Post Carousel category you would like to use. For more information about the carousel visit our documentation page here.
Post Byline Elements
These options allow you to enable or disable the following Post Byline Elements from appearing in your posts: Author, Categories, Date, Tags, Comments, and Share. They are all enabled by default.
Show Facebook Like Button
Check the box to show the Facebook Like Button on all blog posts.
Show Google +1 button
Check this box to show the Google +1 Button on all blog posts.
Select the Slider Size
Select the slider size for your blog page (default is Half-Width), you can also use full-width which will display above the blog content and sidebar.
Select the Slider Type
This option allows you to select between blog posts or custom slides. Custom slides enable you to create slides that are not associated with posts or pages. Please see Using the iFeature Slider for more information.
Show Posts From Blog Category
This is where you can assign a specific post category to be used with the feature slider. By default the feature slider pulls from all categories, so if you have a specific category simply select the category you would like to use.
Show Posts From Custom Slide Category
This drop down menu will only function if you are using custom slides, and custom categories. If you are using custom slides, this option allows you to pick what custom slide category you want on your blog page. For all other pages use the Page Meta Options.
Number of Featured Blog Posts
Enter the number of featured posts that you want the feature slider to cycle through. The default is 5.
The default slider height is 330-pixels. If you want to make the slider tall or smaller simply enter the pixel height.
Slider Delay Time (in milliseconds)
Enter the time that you want each slide to appear before it changes to the next one. The time is entered in milliseconds, so if you want a 7 second delay, enter 7000. The default is 3500, which is 3.5 seconds.
Choose the Caption Style
This allows you to move the location of the caption text displayed on the slider. The default is Bottom, but you can also select from Left, Right, and None.
Choose the Slider Animation
Select from a wide variety of slider animation types. The default is random.
Choose the Slider Navigation
This controls the icons or dots below the slider. The default is dots, but you can also select Thumbnails, or None to hide them.
Toggle this option to enable or disable the use of the slider navigation arrows.
Slider Navigation Auto-Hide
Toggle this option to enable or disable the slider navigation auto-hide.
WordThumb Image Resizing
Toggle this option to enable or disable the use of WordThumb Image Resizing on the blog iFeature Slider. It is off by default, and if you experience issues with your images not showing up you should keep this option disabled.
Enter the Twitter handle you want to use with the Twitterbar. Note: requires the Twitter for WordPress plugin.
Enter the category you want to use with your featured post carousel.
SEO Home Description
Enter the META description of your homepage here. This helps SEO.
SEO Home Keywords
Enter the META keywords of your homepage here (separated by commas).
Optional SEO Home Title
Enter an alternative title of your homepage here (default is the site tagline).