Bromley

$79

BromleyBromley is a flexible magazine theme for WordPress. Bromley takes the best elements of blogging themes – and manipulates them into something beautifully simple. Bromley is ideal for local community, fan magazines, and talking about updates in your industry.

Features

Accessible to All

Bromley is a fully responsive theme. What this means is that it’s designed to scale nicely with different screen sizes – all the way from a 27 inch desktop monitor down to a teeny weeny mobile phone screen – everything is kept readable and beautiful, allowing your readers to access the site from anywhere.

Custom Menu

Through the power of WordPress custom menu system Bromley gives you full control over the site menu. Or if you want it to be automated then your sites pages are displayed by default. What’s more, on large screens, the menu (and the site title) remain fixed at the top of the page. this gives your readers an easy, consistent way to navigate around the site – hopefully keeping them there longer increasing both your branding and your page views.

Featured Content

Bromley makes use of the WordPress Featured Content functionality. This allows you to tag your posts with a tag you define and then have them display more prominently in the theme. To make use of them simply select the post tag you want to use and enter it on the “Appearance → Customize → Featured Content” page in the Featured Content area. Then, just tag up the posts you want to be flagged as special and Bromley will make the most of them. As you can see in the screenshot below – the Featured content looks great when it has a Featured Image selected.

bromley-featured-content

Widgets

bromley-sidebar

Bromley supports 3 sets of custom widgets. Widgets are a powerful addition that allow you to add and arrange all sorts of flexible content containers to your site. For example you can display a list of your latest posts, or display your blogs latest comments.

Of the 3 sets of widgets – 2 are available in the right hand sidebar, and one in the footer. If you decide you don’t want any of the widget areas then you can simply leave them empty and the theme will automatically rearrange itself to take this into account.

In the case of the sidebar widgets – the first sidebar will display on the homepage, the second will display on the blog post pages. This gives you full control of your website content – allowing you to structure things however you wish. If you remove the widgets making the sidebar empty then Bromley will make the rest of the site content wider bringing a stronger focus to your content. This powerful addition allows you to layout your site however you like.

Custom Headers and Backgrounds

Bromley gives you the ability to upload your own header images via Appearance → Header. You can also customize your blog with a background color or image by going to Appearance → Background.

Custom Colours

If you have the wordpress.com Custom Design upgrade then you can freely change the colours on your Bromley powered theme. Below are some screenshots showing the flexibility of this system.

Quick Specs (all measurements in pixels):

  1. At full width the main column width is 863 pixels wide.
  2. With sidebar widgets setup the main column content width is 667 pixels wide.
  3. The sidebar width is 313 pixels wide.
  4. Please keep in mind that this theme is responsive, which means that it changes size as the browser is re-sized.
  5. The post thumbnails (on the homepage) are 261 pixels wide – their height changes based upon the content of the article.

Sticky Posts

Sticky posts on a Bromley-powered site get a special treatment that makes them stand out a little more. To make them stick, edit your post, and then in the Publish box press the ‘edit’ link and then tick the ‘Stick this post to the front page’.

Featured Images

Bromley supports thumbnail images on blog posts. These are known as featured images. To use featured images, edit the post you want to add the featured image to — and then find the box labelled ‘Featured Image’. Click the link titled ‘Set featured image’ and then either select the image or upload a new one using the options provided. Once selected, press ‘Set featured image’. Then click the ‘update’ button to save changes to your post.

Custom Menus

Bromley has one custom menu area available which is displayed at the top of the site in a floating bar. If there is no custom menu configured then the menu will display a list of your site’s pages. To find out more about how to set up your menus, see the Custom Menu documentation.

Custom Header

Bromley makes use of WordPress custom header functionality.

Featured Content

Bromley uses the WordPress integrated featured content. This involves choosing a post tag that signifies that your posts are special. When this tag is used the posts will be displayed at the top of the homepage – separate to the regular blog posts. You can set the featured tag in “Appearance → Customize → Featured Content”.

To setup the Featured Content do the following:

  1. Go to the following meu. Appearance → Customize → Featured Content.
  2. Enter a tag name for the featured posts – make sure it’s unique and isn’t used anywhere else
  3. Edit the posts that you want to display in the featured content space and give them the featured tag you have just selected

Sidebars

Bromley features 2 sidebars. One displays in the right hand sidebar and 1 displays in the footer. If you want to hide one of these then simply leave the sidebar empty and it will be removed from the site. There’s information on the administration of sidebars available here.

Disabling Fixed Header

Bromley has a fixed position header. This means that the header scrolls with the page – however not everyone likes this. If you want to disable the fixed header then you will need the custom css upgrade and add the following css.

.masthead {
position:relative;
}
.container {
margin-top:0 !important;
}