Crisp

$60

If you need a sharp-looking tumblelog theme loaded with features, the theme you need just might be the appropriately named Crisp theme.

Eight Tumblelog Post Formats

Crisp makes eight different Post Formats available to you when you’re posting content to your blog. Crisp gives each different Post Format — Standard, Image, Link, Quote, Video, Audio, Aside, Gallery, and Status — a unique icon that instantly sets it apart for readers browsing your blog.

But that’s not all. The Audio Post Format adds a clean, high-contrast audio player to your music uploads. (You’ll need the Space Upgrade to upload audio or music files.)

If you’re using the Gallery format, you’ll get a small thumbnail that acts as a preview of the gallery inside your post.

Custom Header Image and Background

Crisp is easy to personalize thanks to the Custom Header and Background options found in Appearance → Header and Appearance → Background. But Crisp makes sure the experience is just right by letting you take the default “frill” off the top of the design when you’re using a Custom Header. Here’s what Crisp looks like with a Custom Header image, header text hidden, and the “frill” removed:

You can remove Crisp’s frill in Appearance → Theme Options under the General Settings.

10 Handsome Color Schemes and Styles

Crisp carries it’s sharp style over to 10 different color schemes and styles.

Even More Features

Crisp just doesn’t stop. There’s even more features! You can also …

  • Upload a custom logo
  • Show full content on the home page instead of excerpts
  • Show full content on archive pages instead of excerpts
  • Show extra metadata on image posts
  • Enter a short description of yourself in the header
  • Set the size and alignment of Featured Image thumbnails

Quick Specs (all measurements in pixels):

  1. The main column width is 420 except in the full-width layout where it's 680.
  2. The header image is 788 x 120
  3. The sidebar is 180

Crisp theme documentation

Adding a logo

You can add an image logo to your Crisp header space very easily by navigating to your “Appearance > Theme Options” in your WordPress backend and select the “General Settings” tab. Then click on the “Upload” button under the Custom Logo header.

Adding an about module to the header space

With Crisp you can display some information about you, or your site, in the header space, to the right of your logo. To set this up navigate to the “Appearance > Theme Options” then click on the “About Options” and add your about text and link information if applicable. Click “Save Changes” and it should start working immediately.

Setting up your navigation menu

By default the Crisp themes displays one navigation menu below your header space, the top black navigation menu is reserved for your WordPress pages, whilst the yellow one directly below is reserved for your sub-pages of the corresponding menu item above.

You also can overwrite this navigation menu with a menu that consist of pages, categories and external links all combined in whatever order you like.

Find out more about this on the WordPress.com Custom Menu documentation page.

Adding your blog posts by formats

Thanks to the Crisp theme you can distinguish between your posts by clickable icons that take you to the archive for that post type.

When adding a new blog post using the WYSIWYG editor, select what type of post you are adding in the right menu under ” Formats”.

Some notes on the specific post formats below:

Aside:

Asides are treated the same as normal posts, just without the metadata at the bottom of the post. Title and body content here are optional.

Audio:

To add an “audio” file, please upload your file in MP3 format, using the “Add Audio” button on the WYSIWYG editor. If multiple MP3 files are uploaded in this way, the first audio file in the “Gallery” tag will be used in the theme.

Gallery:

To add an image to the gallery, upload it via the “Add an Image” button in the WordPress admin screen.

When you have uploaded images through the “Add an Image” button, a new tab will be displayed, labelled “Gallery”. Click here to setup and insert your new gallery.

You can add content into the main content editor if you’d like to add text, explaining your gallery in further detail.

To set the gallery album cover, specify an order for each image under the “Gallery” tab. If no ordering is set, the latest image uploaded will be displayed as the gallery album cover.

Image:

To add an “image”, use the “Featured Image” box in the right-sidebar of the post editor. Add your image here and click “Use as Featured Image”.

You can add content into the main content editor if you’d like to add text, explaining your image in further detail.

Link:

To add a “link”, place your hyperlink in the content of your post, either using the button on the WYSIWYG editor, or the following format in “HTML” view:

`WooThemes`

Quote:

To add a “quote”, place your blockquote in the content of your post, either using the button on the WYSIWYG editor, or the following format in “HTML” view:

`

Only one thing is impossible for God: To find any sense in any copyright law on the planet.

Mark Twain

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Status:

Status updates are treated the same as normal posts, just without the metadata at the bottom of the post. Title and body content here are optional.

Video:

To add a “video”, place your video embed code into the WYSIWYG editor, via the “HTML” view, or using the “Embed Media” button on the WYSIWYG editor, placing the URL for the video into the box and letting WordPress attempt to get the video embed code.

Alternatively, if the video provider supports oEmbed (Youtube, Vimeo, etc do), you can simply place the URL of the video within the “Visual” tab and WordPress will attempt to embed the video for you.

See http://codex.wordpress.org/Embeds for more information on this feature.

Tumblog setup

You have control over whether the home page and archive page displays the full post by default, or just the excerpt. Choose how you want your page to look under the “Appearance > Theme Options” then navigate to “Tumblog Setup”.