4. Creating Pages and Posts

INTRODUCTION

Creating Pages and Posts

In this section you can find all the information needed to create your pages, your blog posts and your portfolio items.

SECTION 01

Creating Pages

Simple pages are usually referred in WordPress as static contents. That means that the information displayed on a page doesn’t change, or doesn’t change often. A great example of a page would be the About or Contact Us section of a website.

To create a new Page you need to follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to Pages in your wp-admin sidebar and click Add New option.
  2. Input a new name for your page, then enter the content using Bold Page Builder or (prior to version 1.1.0) Rapid Composer. If you do not see the Bold Builder’s or Rapid Composer’s interface, please click the Switch Editor button at the top of the page edit form
  3. Set page settings and add Override Global Settings if needed.

When you create a page you will see Switch Editor button. If you do see classic WordPress’ HTML editor, please click Switch Editor button to get Bold Page Builder or Rapid Composer editor.


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SECTION 02

Bold Page Builder

Once you do that, you will see box with big ‘+’ button. Click on it to add a section which is basic content element in Industrial theme.

Please note that Bold Page Builder has replaced Rapid Composer in theme version 1.1.0 and above. If you have updated your theme from version 1.0.2 to 1.1.0 please disable Rapid Composer on your plugins panel prior to activating Bold Page Builder

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In the lower part of screen you can see Bold Builder’s main toolbar. Main toolbar options are:

  1. Undo – you can undo your changes to page layout using this button
  2. Redo – you can redo your  changes to page layout using this button
  3. Paste – you can paste clipboard contents to the bottom of the page layout. Just next to the paste button you can see a number which represents the number of items currently present on the clipboard
  4. Clipboard Manager – This is unique feature of Bold Builder. With Clipboard Manager, you can easily copy and paste contents between different web sites. Once you click clipboard manager button, and then click Export, Bold Builder exports the clipboard content in the form of a string which you can copy and import on another site using, again, Clipboard manager 
  5. Preview – the same as Preview button on the Page edit form – by clicking on it you can preview the current page layout
  6. Save – the same as Update button on the Page Edit Form – updates the layout of the page by saving the changes not essential for content creation so we will skip them .

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Next, place your mouse pointer over top area to show toolbar. Click ‘+’ to add a Row which is another basic content element. Now click ‘+’ in Row toolbar to add columns.


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From Select Layout dialog you need to pick wanted layout of columns, e.g. 1/4+1/4+1/4+1/4 will add four columns with same width.

Now when you have columns, you can repeat same process to add some content to columns:


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You can rearrange elements using drag and drop, clone and clipboard commands.

To edit content element properties, click Edit icon from element toolbar.

You will see Edit dialog with various options, depending on which shortcode you are editing:


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All sections, rows, columns or elements can be copied and pasted on pages.


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To use custom menu on a page, just enter menu name in Menu Name input box.

To use full screen animations select animation type from Animations. Section elements settings Animation(forward/backward) or Impress Animation Settings need to be defined if you want to use full screen animations. Please see demo examples for more information about animations.

The best (and fastest) way to learn more about content creation and individual shortcodes (content elements) is to import demo and explore demo content.


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Override Theme Settings on Pages

As mentioned in section 3 – Theme customization, all global settings can be overridden on any single post or page. In Settings box, you will find Override Global Settings dropdown which allows you to choose which setting you want to override.

To override menu, just enter menu name in Menu Name field.

The possible values for the settings can be found in section 3, in angle brackets next to the setting name. If you want to reset a setting to default value, just enter ‘null’ (without quotes). Click ‘+’ button to add new override and ‘-’ button to remove previously entered override.

Please have a look at the following example:


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SECTION 05

Creating Blog Posts

Posts are based on standard WP functionality with some additional settings:

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Meta Description

Enter post description here. This will be used in description meta tags.

Images

Click Select or Upload Images to create gallery or add just a single image.

Grid Gallery

Check Grid Gallery to create grid gallery, otherwise gallery is displayed within a slider.  Do not forget to upload the images you want to display as gallery and check Gallery Format in the Format box.

Grid Gallery Format

Enter format of images as comma separated values, e.g. 21,22,11,12 means first image has 2:1 aspect ratio, second 2:2, third 1:1, etc.

Video

In order to add Video post, enter Vimeo video URL, YouTube video URL or custom video shortcode in the Video field. Do not forget to check Video format in the Format box.

Audio

If you want to create the Audio post, Audio field is where you enter audio shortcode or SoundCloud iframe embed code. Do not forget to check Audio format in the Format box.

Link and Link URL

In order to create Link Post, enter link title in Link field and link URL in Link URL field.

Do not forget to check Link format in the Format box.

Quote and Quote Author

To create quote post enter data in Quote and Quote Author fields.

Do not forget to check Quote format in the Format box.

Tile Format

This format will be used in Grid content element for image which represents current post (featured image).

Override Global Settings

As with pages, here you can override global settings.


SECTION 06

Creating Portfolio Posts

Portfolio posts are based on standard WP functionality with some additional settings:

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Subheading

Enter subheading text here.

Meta Description

Enter post description here. This will be used in description meta tags.

Images

Click Select or Upload Images to create gallery or add just a single image.

Grid Gallery

Check Grid Gallery to create grid gallery, otherwise gallery is displayed within a slider.  Do not forget to upload the images you want to display as gallery and check Gallery Format in the Format box.

Grid Gallery Format

Enter format of images as comma separated values, e.g. 21,22,11,12 means first image has 2:1 aspect ratio, second 2:2, third 1:1, etc.

Video

In order to add Video post, enter Vimeo video URL, YouTube video URL or custom video shortcode in the Video field. Do not forget to check Video format in the Format box.

Audio

If you want to create the Audio post, Audio field is where you enter audio shortcode or SoundCloud iframe embed code. Do not forget to check Audio format in the Format box.

Tile Format

This format will be used in Grid content element for image which represents current post (featured image).

Custom Fields

Enter any number of key/value pairs, e.g. Year/2015, etc.

Override Global Settings

As with pages, here you can override global settings.