There’s a fresh, vibrant generation out there, and you’re a part of it. Pretty Young Thing is a youthful and delicate looking theme with a light, pastel color palette. The intimate and fresh design can capture the essence of your experience and reflect it back to a world that badly needs a dose of youthful exuberance! The theme also comes fully featured — with the power of Genesis— allowing you to configure your widgets, custom header, color scheme, and custom background. The layout can even be alternated between 2 or 3-column widget-ready areas.
You can choose from six different layout configurations, allowing you to have a right or left sidebar, more than one sidebar, or a full width template.
Plenty of Options
Part of the charm of this theme is that it comes with several options to customize the look of your site. This includes two main widget areas, plus three footer ones, and two navigational menu locations (with extra options for displaying your Twitter user).
Custom Header Image and Background
You can further customize Pretty Young Thing thanks to the Custom Header and Background options found in Appearance → Header and Appearance → Background. You can set your desired height for the header image, and there are display options for content archives. Pretty Young Thingincludes support for navigational breadcrumbs, as well.
Even though Pretty Young Thing looks great out of the box, it also offers three incredible color schemes (Teal, Yellow, and Pink) for you to choose from.
This theme also offers two page templates for you to dress your pages with. You can discover more of what this theme has to offer by diving into Appearance → Theme Optionsin your Dashboard.
Quick Specs (all measurements in pixels
- Content and One Sidebar: The main column width is
640 with one sidebar of
- Content and Two Sidebars: The main column width is
470 with one main sidebar of
260, and another sidebar of
- Full-width layout: The main column is
- The header size is
Pretty Young Thing theme documentation
Uploading a Custom Header
Inside your dashboard, go to Appearance → Header and upload your header. The default size for the Pretty Young Thing theme is 960 x 240 pixels. Make sure that you also go to Appearance → Theme Options → General Settings and enable “Image Logo” under the “Use for blog title/logo:” option. If you would like to create your own header, you can download the header PSD file and modify it.
Using a Custom Background
Inside your dashboard, go to Appearance → Background and either upload the background image you wish to use or include a 6-digit hexcode that will be used for the background color.
This theme relies on Custom Menus for functionality. Inside your dashboard, go to Appearance → Menus and set up your navigation menus. Be sure to select the Primary/Secondary custom menu you wish to display in the Theme Locations option box on the Custom Menus screen. You also have the option to enable/disable the Primary/Secondary menus from displaying by going to the Appearance → Theme Options page in your WordPress dashboard.
Changing Color Schemes
Inside your dashboard, go to Appearance → Theme Options → Pretty Young Thing Color Style and select the color scheme you wish to use.
Changing Site Layout
Inside your dashboard, go to Appearance → Theme Options → General Settings and select the site layout you wish to use. Pretty Young Thing offers these layout options:
- Content / Sidebar
- Sidebar / Content
- Content / Sidebar / Sidebar
- Sidebar / Sidebar / Content
- Sidebar / Content / Sidebar
- Full Width Content
Inside your dashboard, go to Appearance → Theme Options → Breadcrumbs and select the types of pages you want breadcrumbs to appear on. Pretty Young Thing offers these types:
- Front Page
- 404 Page
Placing Social Media Icons in the Header
There are 4 social media icons included with this theme, for use in the sidebar widget area as shown on the demo site.
Create a Custom Menu for the header, following these instructions and using the Custom Link. You may call the menu whatever name you wish.
To create the buttons, expand the “Screen Options” drop down at the top right of your screen and check the “CSS Classes” advanced property.
Insert one of the following classes for each menu item:
Use one for each social media site you wish to link to, inserting the appropriate link for each one.
Now use the Custom Menu widget to display these in the Header Right area.