Customize Theme

The Theme Editor is where you can select a theme for your site and customize it to set your site apart from others. You can access the Theme Editor and Theme Picker by clicking Theme at the top of your account.

Click through each of the following topics for more information on Themes.

Colors & Fonts

The Themes link at the top of your account takes you to the Colors & Tab of the Theme Editor.

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NOTE: The same options for customization won’t be available across all themes.

What follows are the potential color and font customization options that are available to you, depending on the theme you have chosen:

  • Global: Subheader, Buttons, Accent
  • Body:  Text, Titles
  • Header: Navigation 
  • Footer: Text, Titles

As you toggle between the global, Body, Header and Footer tabs, your page will automatically scroll to the page location where the change will be applied.  For most customizations, you will see a live preview of your changes prior to saving them.

 

Backgrounds

With the Backgrounds tab in the Theme Editor,  you can select from a collection of patterns and textures to customize the tiling of your site's background. You can also upload your own images for use as a background.

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The default option in the Backgrounds dropdown is Image. Click Choose File to open the file browser on your computer and select the image you wish to use as a background.

You can click the red X that appears in the upper-right corner of your background thumbnail to delete it. 

NOTE: For many themes, background images are tiled by default. To have a background that may not appear tiled, an image resolution with a minimum of 1920 x 1200px is recommended.

The Texture option in the dropdown menu allows you to choose from a set of pre-loaded textures. These textures, combined with a color chosen from the picker, create a custom pattern for your site. 

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Your final option is for Patterns, which are split into categories via an additional dropdown menu. 

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Choose a Theme

Select from hundreds of themes by clicking Select a New Theme at the top of your Theme Editor. This will launch the Theme Picker.

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There are multiple ways to choose and browse themes. The Cost dropdown allows you to narrow your choices to Free or Premium Themes. 

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Use the Industry dropdown to only show themes that are suggested for specific types of industries, such as real estate, beauty, etc. Keep in mind, industry categories are only to keep themes organized. You can use any theme for your site and customize it to your liking. 

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Use the search field to select from themes that match keywords. In the example above, the keyword "wood" results in themes that have wood backgrounds or themes can be used for industries relating to wood.

 

NOTE: Starred Themes are Premium and can only be published on sites that have a Premium package. Click here to upgrade your site to Premium.

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Hover on a Theme thumbnail to apply or preview. If you are satisfied with how your site appears in the preview, click the green Apply Theme button in the preview window. 

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The new theme will not show on your live site until you click Publish at the top of your account.

  

TIP: You can search Themes by name in the search field at the top of the Theme Picker.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the difference between themes and layouts?

A theme is the style of your site. The default colors, fonts and any cosmetic elements that contribute to the look and feel of your site are defined under a theme. Layout refers to the way modules and content can be positioned on a page. Banner, body and Sidebar are all part of a layout. Click here for more information on layouts.

If I switch to a new theme will my edits be erased?

Switching between themes does not erase content. Keep in mind, if you created content for a feature that is only available for a specific layout or theme, that content will be hidden until you select that layout or theme once again.

What are your Premium themes?

Premium themes  are identified by a star in the upper-right corner of the theme thumbnail. In order to unlock these themes for use, you must upgrade to a Premium package. Click here to upgrade your site with a Premium package.

How do I prevent my background image from repeating?

Background images are tiled by default. To have a background that may not appear tiled, an image resolution with a minimum of 1920 x 1200px is recommended.

 

 

The theme used for this article is Paper and can be found in the Theme Gallery.

 

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