F8 is a child theme for the Modularity theme framework for Wordpress. You must have Modularity installed in your Theme folder in Wordpress for F8 to work correctly. So, if this page looks ugly and doesn't have any formatting, than you don't have Modularity installed.
The theme design was developed with users who appreciate visual browsing and prefer a minimal layout, with their photos and multimedia featured front and center. But, the theme can been used to create everything from e-commerce sites, music review sites, portfolio sites, and everything in between. Homepage designs can be turned on and off at the click of a button on the Theme Options panel. Subscribe to Graph Paper Press' feed or follow us on the bleeding edge of development by following us on Twitter.
Here is a brief list of the major features:
If you want to make changes to how this theme looks and feels, than create a child theme. Never make changes to the original theme files. Why? Because when a new version of this theme is released, all of your changes will be lost when you update. Plus, making a child theme is incredibly easy. Here is how you do it.
F8 comes packaged with two category archive designs. The default design contains a three column thumbnail grid. The template file that produces this design is archive.php. There is an additional file, named category-1.php, which is a basic tubular blog archive listing. If your blog category has a category ID of 1, you don't need to rename the file. If, however, your blog or news category has an ID of, say 3, you would need to rename the category-1.php file to category-3.php. Simple as that. Feel free to copy the file and rename it appropriately if you have multiple categories that require a tubular archive listing. Not sure how to find your category ID? Please read this.
Modularity is a 950px wide, one or two column theme, depending on options you have chosen. We need to set up your default image and thumbnail sizes to allow for easy posting and consistent design structure. Click Settings - Media and set your thumbnail size to 150px wide by 150px tall for Modularity, Modslider and High-Def. For Modfolio and F8, set your thumbnail size to 310px wide by 150px tall. Set your medium size images to 590px wide and 590px tall. Set your large size images to 950px wide and 950px tall. Post thumbnails are generated automatically by the functions contained in this theme. By default, the theme pulls in the latest image uploaded to the post. There is no need to use custom fields for adding post thumbnails. Simply upload your images using Wordpress' new Add Media button, write a caption and description and click save. While the theme will pull in the thumbnail automatically, it will not add the medium or large sized image to your post automatically. For that, just click the insert image button just as you normally would. If you need additional instructions on uploading photos, inserting photo galleries and using the Wordpress interface, please view this screencast.
This theme has seven optional homepage designs:
Please activate each option and view your new homepage design. Remember, less is more.
The navigation contains a listing of all your pages and posts, your contact info and the search bar. You can set or remove the contact info from the Theme Options panel. To add/remove pages from the listing, please see these instructions. To add/remove specific categories from the listing, please see these instructions.
Modularity has a built-in HD video player that plays FLV video files. You are no longer restricted to pixelated YouTube videos. To add a video, upload the FLV file to your server using your favorite method, like FTP. Copy and paste the link to the file into a custom field called "video". Next, add a video thumbnail. You can do this the exact way that you add regular thumbnails, except, you will want to add an image large enough to fit the maximum size of the video player. Add the video thumbnail to a custom field with key value "video-thumb". You can also add other multimedia, which can include virtually any media with embed capabilities. Enter "multimedia" as the key value and paste your YouTube, Vimeo, or any other html embed code into the value field. You can read more about using custom fields here.
By default, TimThumb, a script that auto crops and auto generates thumbnails regardless of what size you set in the Media options, is turned on. This is recommended if you just switched from a different theme which used a different media setting (such as Modfolio in our case). We have experienced that most hosting servers do not allow this script to run by default. But they generally allow the script to run if you request them. Alternately, you can disable this script totally from the Modularity Options page. Go to Thumbnails and uncheck Turn On Auto Thumbnails option. If you want to know more about TimThumb, please visit this website.
There are a total of three widgetized areas on this theme, depending on which options you activate on the Theme Options panel. Three widgetized areas appear on the bottom and there is one sidebar widget. You can add and delete widgets by clicking Design - Widgets, from within your Wordpress admin panel.
This theme has two built-in spots for advertising: One in the sidebar, which measures 310 pixels wide, and one underneath the main post, which measures 590 pixels wide. You can add your adversing code on the Theme Options panel.
There are a few things to know that you can and cannot do with this theme:
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