How To

Daybook is a wonderfully simple theme. It excels at displaying your content and making it quite easy to sort through. There is an incredibly powerful filtering widget included with Daybook that makes this happen. Of course, building it as a widget means you’re not forced to use it if you don’t want.

Setting up the homepage

Daybook is very simple to setup. Once activated, first have a look through the theme options. There is quite a bit to customize via these theme options, but let’s highlight the most important. Specifically if you want to setup Daybook as our demo is setup.

Under Theme Options>Layout Options there is one checkbox we want to draw your attention to. It is the option to enable or disable the fixed navigation bar.

Fixed Navigation Options

If enabled this will keep the blue bar at the top of your browser window, no matter how far down you scroll. Disabling this option keeps it at the top of the page, it won’t follow you around.

Fixed Navigation In Action

The next option you need to look at is the Introduction Bar. You can find this under Theme Options>Introduction bar. This is an easy way to give your site a quick intro. As you can see below you have the option first of all to enable or disable the Introduction Bar by clicking the checkbox. There are also of course a heading text box and the body text box.

Introduction Bar Settings

This is what it looks like on the front end of your site. The Introduction Bar is also easily hidden by either clicking the close icon or the i next to the site title.

Daybook's Introduction Bar

The rest of Daybook’s homepage pulls in your latest blog posts. You can set the number of posts you want displayed on each page by going to Setings>Reading and changing the numbers there. Around your blog posts are two spots for widgets. The sidebar and the footer.

Important Widgets Explained

There are a few important widgets to cover in Daybook. The first of these is the Woo – Filter widget. This widget has four options you can enable or disable once you drag it into your sidebar. Ordering, category, author, and post count are all the ways you can filter posts with this widget.

Filter Widget Settings

As you may have figured out by now the Woo – Filter widget allows you to filter your posts by any or all of these options. Under Order By you can sort by most recent, most commented, last modified, and alphabetical. Under Order you can choose ascending or descending. Under Category you can choose from any of your categories you have setup. Finally under Show, you can choose the number of posts to show in your filter.

Daybook's Filter Widget

Our next widget is the Woo – Related Posts widget. As the name says this is an easy way to show related posts based on either category or tags. You have the option to enable or disable those relations once the widget is put in a sidebar. Also note, this widget will only show on a single post and only show if one of those options is enabled.

Related Post Settings

Finally, the Woo – Authors widget included in Daybook is a great way to show of the authors on your blog. As you can see, there are plenty of options packed into this widget. First you you can choose the user role of authors you want to display, as well as check to “Show Only Authors.” That disables the widget from showing subscribers.

You can then choose how to order your authors. You can order them by username, email, website, date registered, display name, and post count. Most of these options are set under each authors user profile. You can of course sort then by ascending or descending, as well as set a limit on the number of authors displayed.

Authors Widget Settings

From there you can include or exclude authors based on their user IDs. It’s real simple to find a users user ID. Simply navigate to Users>All Users. There you’ll see a list of all registered users on your site. Simply click on a user’s username, then in the url you’ll find their user ID. It’ll come right after the bit that says user-edit.php?, and it says user_id=#. Of course instead of the pound sign the actual user number will be there.

All Of Your Users
User ID In URL


Custom Daybook widgets

The theme includes custom widgets that you can add to any of your widgetized regions. Go to Apperance > Widgets to add these to your theme.

The custom woo widgets included are:

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Page Templates

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