Widely

Widely

Widely is a modern, elegant theme offering a flexible-width content area, Custom Background, Post Formats on both index and single view, as well as a bold display of your latest updates.

Featured Content slider

Special posts deserve a special place. With Widely, every post assigned with a certain tag and given a Featured Image will be displayed in the Featured Content Slider on the home page of your site. To enable the slider:

  1. Navigate to My Sites → Customize → Featured Content.
  2. Enter the name of a tag. In the screenshot below, the name of the tag is featured.
  3. Click the blue “Save and Publish” button at the top.

Once you’ve saved your changes, posts marked with this tag will appear in the featured content slider if they have a featured image. The suggested size for featured images is 960 pixels wide and 490 pixels high.

If you enable the featured content slider, it will be displayed instead of your Custom Header Image.

Widgets

Widely comes with four widget areas located in the footer of the site. You can add Widgets to the footer area by going to Customize Widgets and selecting the intended footer widget area.

Featured Images

Widely supports Featured Images, which, if set, will appear above your content on the blog index and single view, bold and beautiful.

Here's how a post with a featured image looks like.

Here’s how a post with a featured image looks like.

Custom Header

Widely supports a flexible-height custom header image, which can be configured at Customize  Header Image. If you enable the featured content slider, it will be displayed instead of your custom header.

Custom Background

Want to make Widely even more awesome? Replace the default background with your own custom background by going to Customize → Colors & Backgrounds.

Quick Specs (all measurements in pixels):

  1. The main column width is 800.
  2. The featured image is 800 by 330 (width, height).
  3. Images in the featured content slider are 960 by 490 (width, height).
  4. Custom header images are 960 in width and flexible in height.