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Layout and Other Theme Options
Go to Appearance > Themes and select the Customize link. From here, you have the following options:
Site Title & Tagline
Here, you can change the name of your site as it appears in the top bar. The tagline is not currently used in the system.
Here, you can choose what kind of homepage layout you’d like, and choose to include a School, or College in your top bar.
Here, you can choose which Menu will appear as the main navigation for the site. You can probably leave it as is. To edit your navigation, see the Navigation guide.
Static Front Page
If you’d like to switch from a traditional site layout to a blog, select “Your latest posts”.
After you’ve finished customizing, hit save in to top right corner of the side panel, and those changes will appear on the site.
Go to Appearance > Widgets. From here, you have the following:
This is the library, the repository of possible widgets you can use in your site. To add widgets to the Sidebar, or a Home section, drag it in. The change happens immediately. Some widgets will need to to have some settings configured before they work fully.
Located below Active Widgets, you can use this to “save” a widget and it’s settings. If you switch themes, some of your widgets may end up here.
Widgets placed in the Sidebar will appear on the “News” page, the search results page, the archives page, and pages that use the ‘Default w/Sidebar’ page template.
These sections correspond to the different areas of a homepage layout. They will always start form the top left, and then wrap down to a second line.
If you have a widget on a page or post using Page Builder that you don't want to display but also don't want to delete, you can hide it. To do so, go to the widget's Edit screen and click on Attributes. Then, add the following line of code to the widget's CSS Styles:
You can't do this for widgets in Appearance > Widgets since they do not have an option to enter custom CSS.
With the Custom CSS Tool, Site Admins are able to write their own CSS to modify aspects of any template.
This tool is located within Appearance > Custom CSS.
For security purposes, all CSS is sanitized before being allowed onto the site. Once you hit update, you will notice that the formatting may change. That is the sanitizer CSSTidy at work.
You can revert to the previous version of your custom CSS by clicking the Revert to previous version link that appears underneath the editor.
The following CSS selectors, values, and properties will work in the Custom CSS plugin.
- Default fields from HTML Purifier
- Most of HTML4 and CSS2
:before :after area article audio section aside base bdi body canvas command datalist details dialog embed footer figure figcaption head header hgroup html keygen link main map mark meta meter nav output progress rp rt ruby source style summary time title track video wbr
align-content align-items align-self background-clip background-origin bottom border-radius border-image box-shadow box-sizing color content display filter flex-grow flex flex-direction flex-flow font-size-adjust font-stretch justify-content left min-height min-width opacity order overflow overflow-x overflow-y position right tab-size text-align-last text-justify text-overflow text-shadow top visibility word-break word-wrap z-index
src rgba() !important
You can add videos from YouTube or Vimeo into your Aurora site. The process is the same for either site.
To do so:
- Copy the URL of the video
- Paste it into either the visual editor or the text editor. It does not matter which.
- Add an embed shortcode before it, and a /embed shortcode after it. For example:
- If you would like to fix a width, add this in your embed shortcode. The measurement is automatically taken in pixels, so if you type width="280" it means 280px. For example:
Note that this acts as a maximum width — the video will never be wider but may shrink if the browser width is too narrow.
Alternately, you can upload a raw MP4 or OGG video file, and use the 'Add Media' button to add it to a page.
Warning: You only get so much space on an Aurora site, and videos can be quite large. You may want to reconsider adding long videos or HD videos.
Aurora Site Updates
- Reworked site navigation based on user feedback, and to better align the site with upcoming training sessions.
- Removed duplicate pages, condensed information.
- Added new pages on importing, exporting, using Google Analytics, and a lot more.
- New single-row homepage layout options
- Cleaned up formatting, eliminated redundant css.
- Added better comments, organized the stylesheet.
- Integrated styles from parallel stylesheets.
- Search field works properly in mobile widths.
- Minor aesthetic changes to search field, A-Z button.
- “University of Connecticut” now displays correctly in IE8.
- Improved display of “Search” widget.
- Images now properly align in blog posts
- Minor improvements to typographic elements
- Tables now get a default style.
- Other various bug fixes.
If you’re curious about what’s coming next, read the Aurora Update 1 details.