All I’ve done so far is install the theme, I am not sure why it’s working except for the fact that there is a ‘Recent Posts’ list showing up in the header area, it looks cut off and might actually be from the side bar?
I would like to set up my site to look like the demo – one main area for posts and one side area for other stuff. Please help, I’m still new to getting my wordpress to work.
the address is at http://www.thesoror.comBlissfulMissParticipant
I looked at your site. It took a REALLY long time to load, by the way.
Here’s a few things to get you started.
Go to “Customize”. Do this by scrolling over your site name in the upper left of your page. A menu will pop up which includes “Customize”. From there you can set your site name, tag line, the color of the text and background color.
Some of these things can also be accomplished by going to Dashboard>Appearance and either Header or Background. In the Header section you can also add a photo for your header. This is where it can get tricky as far as sizing a photo correctly if you want it to span across the entire page, which I haven’t done and I’m not the one to help you with that.
You can also select a Text Color at the bottom in the Header section.
Under Appearance>Background you change background color there as well or upload an image for your background instead of choosing a color.
I’d create a few posts with photos, assuming you want your posts to have a feature photo that is. They don’t have to be real posts with real content. Just garbage text of some sort is fine, but this will give you something to work with so you can see what your site looks like as you change settings and create the look you want.
To include photos in a post, click “Add Media” at the top left. To set the photo you want to appear on the home page with your title select “Set Feature Image”. It is a blue link in the left sidebar.
Then go to Dashboard>Appearance>Theme Options. This is where you configure settings that apply specifically to the Pinboard theme. Start by clicking on Layout at the top of the page and choosing your preferred layout. There are 6 boxes at the top of the screen with varied options. I don’t know what it looks like when you look at yours, but mine are actually blank. I don’t know why, but I do know that when I scroll over them phrases pop up to describe what each one is and clicking on them changes the layout of my home page. So choose if you want a side bar, if you want it on the left or the right, if you want a wide side bar that takes up half the page, etc. If you choose one with a wide side bar, your columns will be narrower.
You can mess with each one and look at your home page to see what it looks like.
Below that you choose how many columns you want, with the sidebar counting for one of the columns.
You can continue reading through all the options under heading heading in Theme Options to configure things specifically related to Pinboard.
I’m sure that’s plenty to get you started and I hope I didn’t overwhelm you.
Just know that most of us muddle through this and have to figure it out a little at a time. It can be intimidating and take some time to achieve the results we want, but the more you mess with settings and ask questions, you begin to understand how things work. I’ve learned a lot by trial and error. If I didn’t know what a setting meant, I’d sometimes click it and see what it did.
This forum and the wordpress.org forums are valuable tools. I’ve also gotten a lot of answers from doing Google searches. The basic Pinboard info page might be helpful to you as well if you haven’t seen that. http://www.onedesigns.com/wordpress-themes/pinboard
Don’t limit your imagination to exactly what the demo looks like. You can do so much with the theme, so be creative and try different things. Here’s what I’ve done with mine if you’re curious. http://blissfulmiss.com
There’s also a thread on here where people have posted their Pinboard theme sites. It’s fun to see what others have created and how different they can look.
Best of luck to you!Daniel TaraKeymaster
The “Recent Posts” in the header is a widget added automatically by WordPress. You can remove it under Appearance > Widgets in the Header Sidebar.
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