About the theme

The Everglades theme differs from all of our Flexsitez designs and a lot of the photo blog themes out there. Introducing the vertical menu! :) This theme uses the LeftSidebar to hold the menu,  some custom images (the social networking icons), the Flexsitez Bio, and widgets.  Although not shown here, the header slideshow area will still work perfectly with this theme!

Remember! When this theme is first downloaded, your current install may not have the primary or secondary menus, widgets added to the sidebar or the bio set! But, don’t panic! To make changes to the WORDPRESS menu go to the WordPress Admin>Appearance>Menus. Here, if you want to use a secondary menu (which is OPTIONAL for this theme), follow the instructions add a new menu, add new items to that menu, and be sure to check as secondary. It helps to check the other menu as Primary, also.  More help available on menus at http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Menu_User_Guide To add widgets to the leftsidebar, go to the WordPress Admin>Appearance>Widgets. Here you can drag/drop and edit many different text widgets or built in widgets. More help on WordPress Widgets - https://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress . And finally, follow step 2 below to change the bio settings

To edit the Everglades theme to change the logo, edit custom images or to add more unique flair use the following information:

1) The leftsidebar MUST have a height set greater than 0 (setting 7) . The height must also be greater than 0 (setting 12a) If you would like to see the sidebar show the full length of the text, set the “12b. Left Sidebar Background Image/Color Full Content Height” to TRUE.  Check ALL pages to show the leftsidebar for all areas of the blog (setting 14).  The gap between the leftsidebar and content is optional and can be changed by editing the Left Sidebar Margin (setting 11) To edit the Left Sidebar Setting, go to the Flexsitez Admin>under the theme you wish to edit>under the header content  settings>”Left Sidebar Settings”.   leftsbsettings

2) To show the bio image and text on the sidebar, the “Show Bio on Blog” must be set to true. To edit these settings go to the Flexsitez Admin>Flexsitez Bio. Add a border to the image if desired.

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3) To make changes to the Primary Menu (the vertical menu), to change the settings, go to the Flexsitez Admin>under the theme you wish to edit>under the header Content Settings>Menu Settings – then click the “Primary Menu” tab. **NOTE** The primary and secondary menu top/bottom setting should be opposite to avoid any design trouble. More help with Menus can be found here: http://www.portfoliositez.com/support/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=view&parentcategoryid=130&pcid=120&nav=0,120

4) Upload social icons and edit links for the images below the menu. To edit Custom Images/Links, go to the Flexsitez Admin>under the theme you wish to edit>under the header Advanced Customization>”Custom Theme Images/Buttons”. Here you can opt to edit the existing images or remove and replace. For more help on Custom Images, please visit the knowledgebase article :  http://www.portfoliositez.com/support/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=358&nav=0,120,114

5) Add or remove Secondary Menu to be included in the horizontal menu area.  The secondary menu area DOES have a menu background image. To change this or any other Secondary Menu settings, go to the Flexsitez Admin>under the theme you wish to edit>under the header Content Settings>Menu Settings – then click the “Secondary Menu” tab.  This image has blank canvas on the left to accommodate the sidebar and space between. More help with Menus can be found here: http://www.portfoliositez.com/support/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=view&parentcategoryid=130&pcid=120&nav=0,120

6)  The location of the vertical menu is set using CUSTOM CSS; it is very simple! Just one number to change. The default is set to 110px which is where the menu as a whole starts from the top of the page. To change this, go to the Flexsitez Admin>under the theme to edit>under the heading Advanced Customizations >Custom CSS. Scroll all the way to the bottom and look for the last lines to edit. advss