Update – Indigo Child Theme

jumbotron-page-template-bootville-liteHere’s an update to Indigo Bootville Lite child theme that includes a new Homepage template with Jumbotron and six widgets. A border radius was added to the Navigation menu as well.

There are two areas in the CSS I’ve commented out that are optional. Once removes all border radius throughout the theme, the other adds a frame around the jumbotron featured image. Search the style.css for the word “optional”

Here’s how to use the Homepage Template

1. Create a new page, name it homepage for example
2. Create another page and name it blog
3. Visit Settings > Reading and set your front page to display a Static Page
4. Select the homepage page you created as the front page, and the blog page as the posts page.

Refresh your site and you should see the new page template.

The jumbotron displays the page content on the left and the featured image on the right.
Button classes can be used to create a call to action button (I’ll be creating a forum post on how to create these)
There are six widget areas that appear in two rows under the jumbotron, find these in appearance > widgets
The blog footer widgets are not displayed on this homepage.

This is a fairly basic page template but I use it for my own site and thought I would share it, if you have any questions or issues with this theme please leave a comment!

You can read more about this child theme and Download Free!

Social Links Menu in Bootville Lite

Bootville Lite comes with a social links menu that displays in the header area to the right of the site title. Here’s how you can use it.

1. Visit Appearance > Menus
2. Create a new menu, name it whatever you like ( social menu works )
3. On the left click “Custom Links” type in the URL to your Facebook profile for example, in the Link text add whatever you like it is the Facebook URL that tells the menu what icon to display.
4. Save the menu and add it to the “Social Links menu” area and save.
5. Refresh your site and you should see a Facebook icon in the header area.

Here is a list of available icons you can add to the social menu.

  • plus.google.com
  • instagram.com
  • linkedin.com
  • pinterest.com
  • twitter.com
  • github.com
  • wordpress.com
  • facebook.com
  • youtube.com
  • mailto:
  • feed/

If you don’t see one that you would like to have added to Bootville Lite leave a comment and I’ll make sure to include it in the next update and show how you can add your own!

Indigo – Bootville Lite Free Child theme

Here is a free child theme that works with Bootville Lite based off material design color Indigo. It features a slightly different pagination and a back to the top link along with re-colored primary buttons, widget headers and navigation.

Bootville Lite is a clean, free WordPress theme created with Underscores and Bootstrap framework.

Feel free to use this as you like, make changes to it or use it as a guide to creating your own Bootville Lite child theme. I’ll be creating more child themes for Bootville Lite in the future along with creating “how to” guides. If you have any requests feel free to leave a comment.

GPL Licensed

Visit the Theme Shop – Indigo Child Theme to download Free!

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Bootville Theme 1.4 Update

Bootville 1.4 was released today that fixes an issue with a double tagline. Usually I’ll send an email to everyone that purchased the theme but I received an error when sending the emails and I’m still waiting to hear back from Easy Digital Downloads support.

To download the update simply log into the theme shop and click purchase history, there you’ll find a link to download the new version.

To install Bootville 1.4 the easiest way is to use FTP. If you don’t have FTP access simply set another theme such as Twenty Fifteen active, delete Bootville then upload an activate the new version. Your settings, menus and widgets will remain once you activate the new version.

The next version of Bootville will not include redux framework. To reduce file size and to ensure the newest version of Redux is being used I’ll be using TGM Plugin Activation which will prompt users to install Redux Framework plugin (free). There should not be any visible changes to theme options once it’s activated. This is how WordPress recommends including Plugins and Frameworks such as Redux now.

If you have any suggestions for new features or experience any issues with the new version feel free to contact me via Forums or using the contact link at the top of this site!

Bootville Theme Released

Bootville a feature packed, light weight, fully responsive theme built with Underscores and Bootstrap 3 framework. Bootville comes with many useful features such as a drag and drop homepage template, filterable portfolio built with ISOtope, integrated Font-Awesome and much more!

Bootville comes with lots of options to help you configure your site the way you want.

Options – Short list

  • Left or Right sidebar layouts
  • Typography options with over 200 Google fonts
  • Fully equipped for the free CTP Bootstrap Carousel plugin
  • Drag and Drop homepage template with button, header, footer options and Jumbotron
  • Font Awesome social icons in header and/or footer
  • Menus in header and footer

And much much more! Visit the Bootville theme page for a full list of features, screenshots and a Demo! OR

Buy Now! $12

Bootville lite users receive a 20% discount!


Bootville Lite – Free Bootstrap WordPress Theme

Bootville Lite is free light weight Bootstrap WordPress theme. It is a clean, responsive theme that can be used for almost any type of website. Bootville Lite is created using the the Underscores starter theme, BootStrap framework and makes use of Font Awesome.

Bootville uses the Bootstrap framework and will work perfectly on any size device, no need for a second theme for mobile view. Here are a few of its features.

Visit the Bootville Lite theme page for more info a demo and download.

TwentyFifteen Child Theme – TwentyFifteen Plus

TwentyFifteen Plus is a lightweight mobile friendly child theme of Twenty Fifteen. It features footer widgets, new color schemes, left or right sidebar options and more all using the built in theme customizer.

All of the new options were added to the existing theme customizer so there’s no extra bloat from a separate options panel and it’s a Twenty Fifteen child theme so it can receive updates. Here’s a list of all of its features.

  • Eight new color schemes to choose from with more coming soon
  • Option to select left or right sidebar layout
  • Option to display Excerpts or Full Posts
  • Back to the top link using the already included Genericons with an on or off option
  • Copywrite text field with an option to turn it off or on
  • Two footer widgets styled to match the rest of the theme, color matches the sidebar
  • Just like Twenty Fifteen theme it’s mobile friendly including the new footer widget areas

Visit the Twenty Fifteen Plus Page for more info and Demo!

Purchase includes lifetime support, future updates and installation if required. Product will be sent to your email as an attachment. If you experience any problems or have any questions please use the contact form at the top of this site.

How to Create a WordPress Child Theme and Why

It’s easy to create your own child theme. Even with little css knowledge you can make changes to your site to make a more personalized theme and I’ll show you how to get started, explain how it works and the advantages of using a child theme.

What is a child theme?

A child theme is basically a theme that builds onto a parent theme without touching any of the parent theme files. A child theme relies on the parent theme for it’s initial layout, design, features and functions.

What is a parent theme?

A Parent theme can be almost any theme, it’s the base or “framework” of your child theme. Your child theme is built off of the parent theme. Think of the parent theme as a set of default colors and layouts for your child theme.

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