Ladder

$69

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Ladder is a visually striking theme with a modern, flat design that ensures you present yourself and your company professionally. With Ladder, you can showcase your work and identity in a unique way.

Different Backgrounds

One of Ladder‘s important features is the way it uses Featured Images — each Featured Image is displayed as a background to its page or post.

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On the background of the front page of your site, you can also embed a YouTube video or an image slideshow.

Responsive Design

Ladder comes with a fluid layout that adapts to devices of any size, keeping its design and features intact.

Front Page Layout

You can have your latest posts, a static page, or a text widget displayed on the front page. Ladder offers lots of flexibility while maintaining a clean look.

Portfolio

Ladder takes advantage of the Portfolio feature, allowing you to showcase your work easily and attractively. Learn how to activate and configure the portfolio.

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Social Media Icons

Ladder allows you to link to your social media profiles, like Twitter and Facebook; 11 different social media services are supported.

Quick Specs (all measurements in pixels):

  • The main column width is 670.
  • Featured Images in the portfolio are 500 square.

Logo

Go to Appearance → Customize → Site Title to upload a logo image, which will appear next to the site title in the header area.

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Custom Menu

You can set up a custom menu under Appearance → Menus. For detailed instructions, see Custom Menus. This theme has two menu locations available, “Main Menu” and “Footer Menu”.

Social Icons

Go to Appearance → Customize → Theme and add profile links for your favorite social networks.

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Customize the Background

On single pages and posts, the Featured Image for each page or post will be the background image. If you don’t want a background image, do not add a Featured Image to that page or post.

On the front page, you can embed a YouTube video or an image slider as the background.

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To embed a YouTube video in the background of the front page, go to Appearance → Customize → Theme. Add the YouTube video URL in the field and the video will play without audio in the background.

Alternatively, to have an image slider as the front page background:

  1. Navigate to Appearance → Customize → Featured Content.
  2. Enter the name of a tag.
  3. Click the blue Save button at the bottom.
  4. Create a post with a large featured image.
  5. Give the post the tag you declared under Appearance → Customize → Featured Content.

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Portfolio Page Template

This theme supports the Portfolio feature. Create some portfolio items, then create a new page and assign it the “Portfolio Page” template under Page Attributes to see your Portfolio in action.

Widget-Only Front Page Template

As you can see in the theme demo, we have a simple text widget on the front page. To set this up:

  1. Create a new page and assign it the “Widget-Only Front Page” template under Page Attributes.
  2. Set your new page as a Static Front Page under Settings → Reading.
  3. Go to Appearance → Widgets and add a text widget with some content to the “Front Page Widget” location.