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The Station

Important: This theme was retired in April 2013. Documentation is no longer being updated.

The Station has two home page layouts available.

Setting up the default homepage ↑ Back to Top

The default homepage has a few sections that are controlled in different ways.

#1: Featured Tabber
The featured tabber uses jQuery to tab between different pages you specify. Each of the panels/tabs (there are four on the demo) are a page within WordPress that you set up:

  1. Go to Pages > Add New.
  2. Enter a title and the body content (displayed in the active panel in the featured tabber).
  3. Scroll down to the The Station Custom Settings and fill in three fields:
  • Page Description: This is the little description that is displayed along with the page name in the tabs on the right-hand side.
  • Button Text (Optional) If you’d like a nice button on this panel, please include the text that should go on top of the button.
  • Button Link / URL (Optional) Include the destination link / URL for where the button (specified above) should be linking to.

Go to the Pages > Edit tab and collect the IDs of pages you want to include in the tabber. Once you have all the IDs, go to the The Station tab and enter as a comma-separated list in the Pages for Tabber option (under Homepage Settings).

#2: Introduction Page
This is a standard page you need to create in WordPress. Once you have created the page and copied the Page ID, go to the The Station tab and paste it in the Introduction Page field.

#3 and #4: Small Introduction Page – Left & Right
These pages need to be created in a similar way to pages for the Featured Tabber.

  1. Go to Pages > Add New.
  2. Enter a title and the body content (displayed in the active panel in the featured tabber).
  3. Scroll down to the The Station Custom Settings and fill in three fields:
  • Page Description: This is the little description that is displayed along with the page name in the tabs on the right-hand side.
  • Button Text (Optional) If you’d like a nice button on this panel, please include the text that should go on top of the button.
  • Button Link / URL (Optional) Include the destination link / URL for where the button (specified above) should be linking to.

Go to the Pages > Edit tab and collect the IDs of pages you want to include in the introduction. Once you have all the IDs, go to the The Station tab and enter them in the Small Introduction Page – Left / Right.

#5: Sidebar
The sidebar is widgetized and is controlled via Appearance > Widgets. See section #5 for more details. Also view this tutorial to find page/category IDs and slugs.

Setting up the magazine homepage ↑ Back to Top

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You can set the number of posts to scroll through. These are the latest posts published, or sticky posts if any are enabled.

Secondary articles are the blog posts that appear two by two below the scroller. You can set the number of blog posts you want to appear.

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An example

The total amount of posts is set in WP Settings > Reading. Say you set that to 10 posts. If you have 3 featured posts, and 4 recent posts set in the theme options then the amount of posts shown below in the “more articles” section is 3 (which makes 3+4+3 = 10).

If you then make a post sticky, it will come in addition to these 10 posts.

So if you have a total of 10 posts in WP settings > Reading, and have 4 sticky posts, then a total of 14 posts will show, 7 of which will show in “more articles” section.

Setting up the Blog ↑ Back to Top

To add a Blog to the main navigation:

  1. Go to Page -> Add New.
  2. Add a title to the page, such as Blog.
  3. Select the Blog page template in the Attributes panel on the right.
  4. Publish.

Add blog page template

If you are unsure on how to set up a page template, see: Page Template.

Adding a video to the video player ↑ Back to Top

The widgetized video player can be placed anywhere in the sidebar.

To add a video post to the video player in the sidebar, add a new post or edit an existing one, then go to the Station Custom Settings at the bottom.

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Add a picture to your post for thumbnail view, and the embed code of the video. Resizing is done automatically.

Your video post can be in any category, but it must be tagged Video. The first four posts tagged Video will appear in the video player widget.

Widgets ↑ Back to Top

There are six custom widgets you can add to widgetized areas:

  • Woo – News from the blog
  • Woo – Search Edit
  • Woo – Feedburner Subscription
  • Woo – Campaign Monitor Subscription
  • Woo – Flickr
  • Woo – Twitter

To learn more, see: How to Add Widgets

Setting up the Campaign Monitor widget
For the first time in a WooTheme, we included a newsletter subscription widget for the popular marketing service – Campaign Monitor.

  1. In your Campaign Monitor control panel, click on “Manage Subscribers” and select the subscription list which you want to add subscription options to your Abstract installation.
  2. On the next page, you’ll find a “Create a Subscribe form” link on your right-hand side, which you should click. Thereafter only select “E-mail Address” and click the “Generate the code” button.
  3. You will now be presented with a screenshot like below, where you can find the two variables (“Your Campaign Monitor Form Action” and “Your Campaign Monitor ID”), which is required by the Woo – Campaign Monitor Subscription widget.
  4. In this case your Form Action would be “http://woothemes.createsend.com/t/y/s/jdlhuk/” and your ID would be “jdlhuk-jdlhuk” (as highlighted in the screenshot below).
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