Managing Layout Elements

Mies, as any of our WordPress themes, makes enough room to play around with the layout elements. We offer you the creative freedom you need to build a website that fully represents you. However, we took a series of design decision to help you out and start with the right foot.
In this article, we want to walk you through the Layouts Elements section, and we will present two scenarios to use them with ease and impact.

Layouts Elements Section

To get your head around with this one you need to land in the right spot. So here’s how you can start:
  • Log into the WordPress Dashboard
  • Go to Appearance → Customize → click on Layouts Elements
  • As you can see, you have four sections that you can explore: Header, Content, Archives, and Footer
  • Each of them include a bunch of particular options (quite self-explanatory)
Next, we want to let you know about some opportunities to consider. There are plenty of them, but we’d like to focus on what’s truly necessary. You can dig deeper anytime, that’s for sure.

Create a Sticky Header

If you consider creating a menu that should stick while navigating inside a page, here’s what you need to do:
  • Log into the WordPress Dashboard
  • Go to Appearance → Customize → click on Layouts Elements
  • Click on Header, and check the Always Show on Scroll (Sticky) checkbox
  • Hit Save & Publish to check out the changes

This way, inside the projects, for instance, all the menu items are visible while scrolling down the page. Also, they will turn into next/previous and share options as well. Navigation becomes more intuitively, and readers get access in no time.

Give your Website a better look

Let’s assume you have plenty of projects, and your website is quite active and dynamic regarding content. You can control the look-and-feel by changing the number of items per line. You make sure that everything is eye-candy no matter the device your audience is using (laptop, tablets, phones).
  • Log into the WordPress Dashboard
  • Go to Appearance → Customize → click on Layouts Elements
  • Click on Archives, and play around with the columns’ drop-downs
  • Hit Save & Publish to check out the changes

As you can see, you have a bunch of elements that influence the layout of your website. What’s important is always to take relevant decisions regarding what’s in and what’s out.
Updated on May 8, 2017

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