.TUBE Theme for WordPress
Customizer

The .TUBE theme takes advantage of the WordPress customizer, allowing you to quickly customize your site’s appearance.

Go to Appearance > Customize in WordPress admin to follow along and see what you can do in each of the customization menus.


Colors

The .TUBE Theme comes with ready-to-use color schemes, from bright and bold to more subdued. Choose a built-in scheme or create your own… just don’t forget to hit save.

Docs: tube_color_schemes filter


Home / Latest Posts Settings

Use these settings to customize your “Latest Posts” page, which is usually your home page.

  • Page Headline
    This is the main H1 for the page, and will appear below any hero image or video.
  • Page Excerpt
    The excerpt will appear below the headline in a large font.
  • # of Featured Posts to Show
    Use this option to choose how many “featured” posts appear on the Home page. (Learn More)

Both the Page Headline and Page Excerpt fields accept placeholders for %site_name% and/or %tagline% which you can set in Appearance > Customize > Logo, Title and Tagline or in Settings > General in WordPress admin.

Please note: these settings only apply to the “Latest Posts” page. If you’re using a static Home page, you can set the headline (i.e. Page Title) and excerpt in the standard page editor for your Home page.

Docs: Showing Featured Posts on the Home Page


Home / Latest Posts Media

Create extra visual impact by adding a video or image to the “Hero” area on your your “Latest Posts” page.

  • Header Video
    Upload an MP4 or use a YouTube video at the top of your page.
  • Header Image
    Don’t want a video? Choose one or more images to randomize at the top of your page.
  • Image Position
    Use this setting to determine how the image “anchors” inside the Hero area and make sure the main area of interest stays on screen for different viewports.

Docs: Hero Images & Videos


Menus

The .TUBE Theme supports three menu locations:

  1. Header Navbar
    This navbar appears at the top of your site. It’s exposed horizontally on larger viewports, and inside a “hamburger” menu on narrow viewports.
  2. Footer Navbar
    This navbar appears as the first item in your footer as a horizontal list, and would typically serve as a secondary location for your main menu.
  3. Legal Navbar
    This navbar appears as a small horizontal list right under your copyright statement. Use it to add links to utility pages like your Privacy Policy and Terms.

Please note that having a lot of menu items or long menu items can break the layout. Consider putting some items as secondary elements in a “More” item, which will create a space-saving dropdown. Alternatively, you may be able to solve it using CSS, like here on ComidaMexicana.TUBE

Docs: Customizing Menus


Widgets

The .TUBE Theme uses the standard “Sidebars” functionality to let you place Widgets, however, in this theme the sidebars actually appear above and below the content, rather than to the left or right.

If you’d like to add a more traditional sidebar that’s, well, on the side, you’re encouraged to create a Child Theme and use a custom template.

For additional sidebar control, please consider using the Content Aware Sidebars plugin or similar.


Labels & Text Strings

These settings let you to easily modify textual elements that appear throughout the theme, such as the “Latest Posts” header and search box placeholder.

One notable setting here is the “Post List Label Taxonomy” at the bottom.

  • Post List Label Taxonomy
    This setting lets you add a term label above post titles on index/archive type pages to help showcase your categories or other taxonomy.
    If you have multiple terms from the same taxonomy on a given post, you can control which term will show using the “Make Primary” capability of the Yoast SEO plugin.

You can see post list taxonomy labels in action at GamingPC.TUBE if you’re curious.


Footer

Here you can do some basic customization of the footer.

  • Show .TUBE Link
    Choose to show (or not show) a link to .TUBE in your Footer.
  • Copyright Statement
    Here you can create a custom Copyright to appear in small text in your footer. Feel free to use light HTML and links if needed.

The Copyright Statement accept placeholders for %site_name% and/or %tagline% which you can set in Appearance > Customize > Logo, Title and Tagline or in Settings > General in WordPress admin, as well as %year% which will always show the current year (e.g. © 2009 – %year%).

Docs: See various footer filters

Want free hosting?

When you buy a .TUBE domain from Epik, you can choose FREE hosting and an instant WordPress install with the .TUBE Theme and Video Curator Plugin. It's the fastest, easiest way to get up and running with your very own .TUBE site.

SEARCH.TUBE DOMAINS