Antenna is a responsive and beautiful magazine theme for all those who need a great-looking website. Antenna is a clean and modern design that supports fixed or full-width layouts.
The theme is perfect for news and magazine websites, as well as blogs. It’s easy to set up via the Customizer.
Antenna is 100% responsive, guaranteed to look great on large-resolution desktop screens, as well as mobile devices, including tablets, cellphones, and others. All contemporary browsers supported, too!
Featured Post Slider
Want to highlight your content? Consider using Featured Content to tag your posts and add them to the slider on the homepage.
Featured Images are displayed to the left of the excerpt on the home and archive pages. On single pages, these are displayed under the post title.
Post Formats & Sticky Posts
Antenna supports Post Formats and Sticky Posts. Aside, Audio, Gallery, Image, Link, Quote, and Video post formats give your website a beautiful look.
Post Carousel Widget
Antenna comes with the Post Carousel widget to enhance your sidebar. This widget displays posts from all or one specific category.
Post List Widget
Antenna includes a Post List widget to enhance your sidebar. This widget displays posts in a list with a beautiful thumbnail alongside the post title and date from all or one specific category.
Antenna is powered with different blog layouts. You can choose the following layouts easily via the Customizer.
- Sidebar/Content Layout
- Content/Sidebar Layout
You can use Antenna with the default wide layout or personalize it with beautiful backgrounds using the boxed layout via the Customizer.
Full-Width Page Template
Antenna comes with a Full-Width Page Template to put the focus on your content without a sidebar.
Custom Header and Background
You can personalize your site with a custom header and background via the Customizer.
Antenna allows you to have a Custom Menu that can be set up by going to Appearance → Menus.
Antenna comes with four widget areas — one in the right or left sidebar, and up to three in the footer. The footer widget areas will activate once you drag widgets to them in Appearance → Widgets.
Quick Specs (all measurements in pixels
- The main column width is
- The sidebar width is
- Full width is
- Featured Images are
290 on the homepage and archive pages, and
550 on single posts and pages.
- Featured Slider Images are
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Upon activating your theme, you should visit the Customizer under Appearance → Customize to set up the basic theme settings, such as your background color, a header/logo image, or a Custom Menu.
Detailed instructions and tips can be found below.
Antenna has an eye-catching featured slider area on the home page. You can easily capture your visitors’ attention on desired posts or pages. You can feature any post or page using the featured tag via the Customizer.
Here are some tips to help you get the featured slider set up.
- Go to Appearance → Customize → Featured Content and add the featured tag or a tag of your choice. Antenna supports up to 10 posts in its featured slider area.
- Create or edit a post you wish to feature. Assign the special tag from step one to this post.
- Set a Featured Image for your post. Use big and beautiful featured images for the slider. Featured Images will be scaled to
720 pixels wide x
385 pixels tall.
- Publish or Update the post.
You can use the handy theme options to personalize Antenna by uploading your logo, choosing the theme and blog layouts, or adding links to your favorite social networks. You’ll find Antenna’s options in the Customizer, under Appearance → Customize → Theme Options.
Here is a brief rundown of the settings in the Theme Options menu:
Adding Your Logo
You can upload the logo of your site using the media uploader.
You can use Antenna‘s default wide layout or personalize it with beautiful backgrounds using the fixed-width layout.
Antenna will cover the full screen width in wide-layout mode. Any background color or background image will not be visible using wide-layout mode.
Antenna will wrap the content in a fixed-width box. This option is best if you want to use a background color or background image for your website.
Antenna‘s blog layout is flexible. To change the position of the sidebar on the blog:
Social network icons will appear in the footer if you enter their respective URLs in the fields provided by going to Appearance → Customize → Theme Options.
Antenna supports the following social networks: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Flickr, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Vimeo, and YouTube.
Antenna supports Featured Images on blog posts. On the homepage and archive pages, Featured Images are scaled to
380 pixels wide x
290 pixels tall. On single posts, your Featured Images are scaled to
730 pixels wide x
550 pixels tall.
If you upload larger Featured Images or images with different proportions, they will be automatically resized to match the specific image dimensions noted above. On single posts, your Featured Images are displayed at the larger size, so you can have big, beautiful Featured Images in your posts.
Adding Homepage Excerpts
As you can see on the Antenna demo, each post has a small text excerpt that represents the post. This can be done in a couple different ways.
- By default, Antenna will cut off your text and create an automatic excerpt using the first 35 words. While this will work, it’s not the cleanest option, since it will truncate your content automatically.
- You can fine tune the excerpt by using the Excerpt box when creating your post. I recommend this option because it gives you the most control over how the excerpt displays.
Add a Custom Header Image
Add a Custom Header Image to your site by going to Appearance → Customize → Header.
First, upload a new image or choose one from your media library. Once uploaded, you will have the opportunity to crop the image and set a few more options.
Note: Your uploaded image should be at least
200 pixels tall. The width should be at least
1920 pixels to provide a crisp background.
Add a Custom Background Image or Color
Add a Custom Background to your site by going to Appearance → Customize → Background.
Similar to the Custom Header Image, you can either upload a new image or choose one from your media library. Once you’ve chosen your image, you will have several options for displaying the background. You can also choose a background color instead of an image.
Antenna allows you to have a Custom Menu in the theme’s header. It can be set up by going to Appearance → Menus.
Antenna comes with a Full-Width Page Template to put the focus on your content without a sidebar. To use the full-width template, select Full Width from the Templates section of the Page Attributes module.
Antenna comes with four widget areas — one in the right or left sidebar, and up to three in the footer. The footer widget areas will activate once you add widgets to them in Appearance → Widgets.
Antenna comes with two custom widgets.
Post Carousel (Antenna) Widget
Go to Appearance → Widgets to use the Post Carousel (Antenna) widget. The Post Carousel widget will display the posts in a rotating slideshow with Featured Images.
Post List (Antenna) Widget
The Post List widget will display posts from a category of your choosing alongside a small Featured Image. Go to Appearance → Widgets to use the Post List (Antenna) widget.