The following instructions will help you get Little Story setup on your blog. If you need help, be sure to let us know in the support forums.
Want to make your content stand out? Adding a Featured Image to your Sticky posts will make them shine, as the image is displayed at the full width of the content column. Sticky posts are also noted with a special symbol and a unique background color to set them apart.
How to set a Featured Image
Open the editor of the post or page where you want to display a unique custom header image, and locate the Featured Image module in the bottom right corner under Page Attributes. Click Choose a Featured Image.
If you don’t see the Featured Image module on your Add New or Edit Post page, please make sure you’ve selected Featured Image in your Screen Options.
You will see an uploading screen identical to that used when inserting an image into a blog post. Follow the on-screen prompts to choose the image from your computer and upload it or choose it from one of the images already in your Media Library.
Once the image has successfully been uploaded, you’ll see one or more images displayed as thumbnails. Click on the one you want to use as a featured image. It will then appear outlined in blue with a checkmark. If desired, you can add a caption and alt text under the Attachment Details area (optional).
Next, click the button Set Featured Image:
Little Story supports Aside, Image, Video, Quote, Link, Gallery, and Status post formats, all with their own unique look. Learn more about Post Formats.
Aside, Quote, Link, and Status
These formats use transparent backgrounds, borders, or larger type to set them apart from other posts, presenting your content in a variety of complementary styles. See each format in action:
Video posts look similar to the standard post, with one added feature: your users can filter all video posts using the Video post format archive link in the post meta.
If the Image post format is selected, the theme will display a single image with the post title beneath it. You can specify the Featured Image to be shown, but if none is set, the theme will attempt to grab the first attachment to the post or the first image from the post content.
As is shown, Image formatted posts are displayed with a different background color and minimal post meta.
Like images, Gallery formatted posts are also displayed with a different background color.
You can use the handy theme options to personalize Little Story by adding links to your favorite social networks, or to display a brief bio after each post. You’ll find Little Story’s options in the Customizer, under Appearance -> Customize -> Theme Options.
Social network icons for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Email will appear at the top of the Sidebar if you enter their respective URLs in the fields provided.
To display your user information (name, URL, bio, and Gravatar) after single posts, simply check the box!
In addition to a responsive layout, Little Story’s footer widget areas, if assigned, can be toggled on or off when viewed on a mobile device. This keeps the user’s browsing experience clean and clutter free. Click on the circle with the plus sign to expand the menu when viewing on a mobile device.
You can configure a custom menu that will display in the header of your site by going to Appearance -> Menus and assigning your menu to the Primary Menu area.
Little Story supports up to four widget areas – one Sidebar and three optional Footer Sidebars – that can be configured under Appearance -> Widgets. If no widgets are assigned to the Sidebar, it will display search, archives, and meta widgets by default.
Full-width Page Template
Need a little extra breathing room for your content? You can remove the sidebar on individual pages by setting the template to Full Width, No Sidebar under Page Attributes.
Custom Header and Background
You can upload your own custom header to Little Story under Appearance -> Header. Header images will display as a background to the site title and description at 1000 pixels wide by 300 pixels tall.
You can also add your own background image or color under Appearance -> Backgrounds.