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Adding Images To Posts (Using the Image Resizer)

Background Information

Many of the different template pages within Open Air, uses an embedded image within a post when displaying the post to the user. This means that you need to add a custom image to a post should you wish to display the image with the post. If you decline to add an image to a post, it will not be displayed and won’t disrupt the theme in any way. Note: Images do need to be added to Featured Posts as specified below in section #4.

Our themes use a custom image resizing script (thumb.php) which will dynamically resize, crop & create an image in the appropriate size needed for the template.


View video demonstration. To add images to your posts, please reference the screenshot below and follow the subsequent instructions:

Custom Settings

Screenshot 3: Open Air Custom Settings.

  1. On your Write > Post tab, complete all of the standard fields when adding a new post.
  2. Then, click on the “Add Media” icon and upload an image of your choice.
  3. Once uploaded, copy the complete “Link URL” field.
  4. Now scroll down to the Open Air Custom Settings panel (just below your Categories) and paste the “Link URL” into the “Image URL” field.

Adding Featured Posts (Homepage Only)

Setting up the featured section

  1. First you need to create or identify a specific post category that you would like to use as your featured category. You can create a category by going to Manage > Categories in the WP admin panel.
  2. Now go to Open Air Options and select the appropriate category as the “Featured Category”. Then save those options.

Adding the post (basics)

  1. Go to Write > Post.
  2. Type a title for the post and complete all of the post’s body content.
  3. Make sure to select the appropriate category (as you have specified on the theme options page – see above).
  4. Once you have completed the post’s body content, copy a section of that body content, which you will use as the shortened summary of the post on the homepage. Now paste that section of content into the “Excerpt” field further down the page.

Adding an featured image

Please follow the exact instructions as specified above in section #3 for adding an image to the featured post.

Adding Videos to the video player

Open Air has a built-in Video Player (demo here), which basically aggregates all of the videos that you have added in other posts. So it is important to note that you need not create a brand new post with only a video to display it in a player.

So you should reference the screenshot below and subsequent instructions, if you want to add a video to your post and want that video to be displayed on the Video Player page as well.

**Note: The video player only supports YouTube videos at this stage.

Custom Settings

Screenshot 3: Open Air Custom Settings.

  1. On your Write > Post tab, complete all of the standard fields when adding a new post.
  2. Copy / paste the embed code of the YouTube video into your post content and position it anywhere within that content.
  3. Add a tag to that post. The tag should simply be video. (You can also add multiple other tags.)
  4. Now scroll down to the Open Air Custom Settings panel (just below your Categories) and complete the three optional fields (of which only the video embed & title are required for the video to be displayed on the video player). Here’s a breakdown of each optional fields which you should complete:
  5. Video URL. To get this from YouTube, you would simply open a video and then copy it’s URL, which will look like this:
  6. Video Title. This should be the title of the video, which will add a bit of description to the video for your readers.
  7. Video Image URL. This field works exactly the same way as described in section #3 above. If however you want the post & video thumbnails to be different, you should paste an unique image URL into this field. If left blank, the video player will use the post thumbnail.

Making Related Post work

Open Air comes packed with an integrated plugin to show related posts in each posts left column. To make this work you will have to add tags to your posts. When there are enough tags and you have matching tags the plugin will find which posts are related and show these in the left column.

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Open Air Custom Widgets

Open Air comes packaged with one widgetized zone, being the sidebar on sub-pages.

There are 3 custom widgets packaged with this theme.

  • 180 x 150 Ad Blocks – set up under your theme option’s panel
  • Sidebar Popular Content
  • Flickr Photos

Setting up widgets in WordPress

All our themes come with additional custom widgets, which are all available in Appearance > Widgets.

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Custom Page Templates

All of our themes come bundled with unique page templates which adds additional functionality to your pages. These are our standard page templates included in most themes:

  • Blog (template-blog.php) – Displays all your blog posts which is useful if your front page is a custom page and you want a “Blog” page.
  • Archives (template-archives.php) – Displays all categories, monthly archives, popular tags and the 30 latest posts
  • Sitemap (template-sitemap.php) – A sitemap that shows all your posts and pages.
  • Full Width (template-fullwidth.php) – A full width page template without the sidebar.
  • Image Gallery (template-imagegallery.php) – Displays your featured images and links to the post.
  • Contact Form (template-contact.php) – A page with a contact form.
  • Timeline (template-timeline.php) – A page that has a clean timeline view of all your posts.

Additional page templates might be included in your theme.

Setting Up Page Templates

To add a page template to your page:

  1. Go to Pages > Add New.
  2. Add a title to your page.
  3. Go to Page Attributes panel in the right sidebar.
  4. Select a Template


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