Great news for our bloggers! I just finished my work on the WordPress theme for our staff and student blogs at blogs.brad.ac.uk.
The theme (of course) is fully responsive and it’s available in three colour schemes:
I will be switching our blogs to the new theme over the next couple of weeks.
If you want your blog to be switched sooner rather than later, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org with your preferred colour scheme.
- Author name
You can have an option to display the name of the author in the post footer, or you can run your blog anonymously (email the Web Team to add/remove the “posted by” bit).
If you want to make your post appear as a rotating banner on the homepage, make your post Sticky in the post editor.
If you do so, make sure that you have a high res Featured Image added to the post (800x400px would be ideal). We recommend that you have no more than five sticky posts on your blog.
- Post type
You can choose between three post formats: Standard, Image and Quote. Post formats will change the way the posts look on the homepage, i.e. Image will make the Featured Image appear much bigger.
Don’t forget about post Excerpts! It’s a very handy feature that allows you to add a short summary of your post and to display it on the homepage. Excerpt replaces the default snippet of text WordPress generates. To add an excerpt to a post, simply write one in the Excerpt field under the post edit box.
- Screen options
If you don’t see the fields mentioned above, there’s a chance that you might have to enable them for your account. To do that, click on the Screen Options tab to expand the options available for you and tick the ones you want to use (Excerpt and Format).