Bexley is a photo oriented theme. Bexley is the perfect combination of imagery and text – and it gives photographers and artists a space to user as their online portfolio or gallery. Bexley would also be a great choice for companies that work in a visual medium – such as movies or video games.
Accessible to All
Bexley 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 tablet or smartphone screen – everything is kept readable and beautiful, allowing your readers to access the site from anywhere.
Bexley makes prominent use of WordPress featured images to personalize every post. On the homepage and archive pages the images are used as the background for the post listing – with the post title prominently displayed. The featured images are also displayed at the top of each post on the single post pages. This makes the theme great as a portfolio or showcase of visual work.
By default Bexley displays your blogs pages in the navigation, however if you want more flexibility then it also makes full use of WordPress custom menu functions to give you full control over the site menu.
Bexley supports 2 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.
The 2 sets of custom widgets are available in the right hand sidebar, and in the footer. If you decide you don’t want either of the widget areas then you can simply leave them empty and Bexley will automatically adjust content widths and positions to keep things looking nice.
Custom Headers and Backgrounds
Bexley 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.
Quick Specs (all measurements in pixels):
- At full width the main column width is
902 pixels wide.
- The sidebar width is
313 pixels wide.
- Please keep in mind that this theme is responsive, which means that it changes size as the browser is re-sized.
- The post thumbnails (on the homepage) are
261 pixels wide – their height changes based upon the content of the article.
Sticky posts on a Bexley-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’.
Bexley 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.
Because of Bexley’s unique design Featured Images should be kept quite large. Also keep in mind that the outer edges of the featured image may be cropped when displayed on the homepage or archive pages.
Bexley has one custom menu area available. 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.
Bexley allows you to add links to your Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Tumblr accounts. To do this you must first connect these services to Publicize. Go to Settings → Sharing, and add connections to your accounts. Once connected, navigate to the Customizer, where you’ll find a new Connect panel. Select the account(s) you want to link to, and their respective icons will be displayed.
Bexley makes use of WordPress custom header functionality.
Bexley features 2 sidebars. One displays in the sidebar, and one in the footer. The other displays on the sidebar on the individual post pages. There’s information on the administration of sidebars available here.
Custom Read More Buttons
On the Bexley homepage and archive pages there’s a ‘Read More’ button that links to the full article. Bexley offers the ability to change this text to whatever you want. All you have to do is edit your blog post and add the following using the text editor – replacing XXXX with the text you wish to display on the button: