Expressions allows you to create as many Portfolio pages as you want. These templates are popular in Wordpress as they offer a unique way of presenting your portfolio. Up to four columns can be used in each Portfolio Page. Images are posted by inserting feature images in posts, the same technique described in the Static Home Page Section.
Portfolioselected as the template.
A few tips on the Portfolio Pages :
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Below is an example of a single column portfolio, with the post content, and image caption shown :
Below is a two column portfolio example with the image caption and the image description shown. :
Below is a three column portfolio example with the image caption and the image description shown. :
Below is a four column portfolio example with the image caption and the image description shown. :
Expressions offers a number of skin and font selection options. Go to "Appearance" => "Expression Options" and select the "Styles Tab".
Skins - If you want to use a skin check the "Use Style Skin" checkbox. Then select the skin you want from the dropdown list.
Font Options - You can select from a number of different fonts for your Headers and for your body text. Start by selecting the "Select header font option" or "Select body font option" then pick the font from the appropriate dropdown list.
Black Skin :
Blue Skin :
Gray Skin :
Block Brown Skin :
Block Gray Skin :
Further Reference : WordPress Appearance Background Screen
WordPress also has a feature for installing custom backgrounds. Go to
and you will be presented with the following panel :
Some of the skins including the default set up do not allow backgrounds because the css styling is full width. However the block gray style will allow backgrounds. If you know css, you can develop a child theme to provide custom styles, and set up for background images.
You can change the color for your background here by inputting a color option in the
Background Color input box.
A neat feature here is to add a background image. Simply upload the image you want and you will see a preview. Click the
Save Changes button and your background image will be installed. I've installed a background image for the last
skin screenshot above to give you an idea.
In addition to the social widget there are now a Author widget and a Contact widget.
If you don't want to use a contact form you can use a Contact Widget. Simply go to the Appearance => Widgets and drag over the widget to your widgetized area. Fill out the form, save, and the contact widget is ready to go.
The Author Widget allows you to set up an Author Bio to show in a widgetized area, ideal for your blog. Simply drag the widget over to your widgetized area and fill out the form. The email is only used to access the Gravatar. So if you want a photo set uo a gravatar.
An example of these widgets is shown below:
Well that's it. I hope you found these docs usefull. I will be updating the docs if additional clarity is required. I'm really unable to help everyone re-design their sites, but if you have questions please feel free to contact me through the demo site or through kevinsspace.ca. I will do my best to povide answers.