After you select a dynamite theme for your site from the Design tab of the editor, set yourself apart from the crowd by following these tips to personalize that theme and make it your own.
Change Your Default Fonts
Every theme includes its own settings for font face, color and size for all the text you add to your site. These default settings can be quickly changed via the Design Options section found under the Design tab.
The Paragraph Text setting controls most of the text you enter throughout your site, the Paragraph Title setting controls any text entered in a title element, and the Site Title setting controls the title seen at the very top of your site.
We recommend sticking with fairly basic fonts for all of your Paragraph Text (as that makes it easier to read) and saving fancier, more stylized fonts for your Title settings.
Add a Logo
As noted above, your site has a Title whose fonts can be made more stylized and unique via Design Options. But you can take this customization a step further by replacing the Site Title with your own logo image.
To do so you need only scroll over the Site Title, select the Logo option from the menu that appears there and then upload your logo image when prompted.
If you want to switch back to text, you can scroll over the logo later and simply select the Text option from that same menu.
Use Page Layouts
Every theme we provide includes four different Page Layouts that directly alter the appearance of the header area of the site. Each new page uses a layout called “Tall Banner” by default, but you can mix-and-match between this and the other three Page Layouts on all your various pages.
To change a page’s layout, go to the Pages tab, click on the page’s name and then use the Layout icons to the right to select the one you’d like to use. The four layouts are Tall Banner, Short Banner, No Banner and Landing Page (the Landing Page includes room for an image, title and message in the Banner area).
The layout of a page can be changed as many times as needed, so if you don’t like the layout you’ve chosen, you can switch over to another one whenever you want.
Each of our themes includes a default banner image. If you like an image you're certainly welcome to leave it in place, but your site will stand out more if you edit and replace default banners with your own images.
Scroll over the banner image area and you’ll see an orange Edit button. Click that button and to open our ImagePerfect editor. From here you can replace the default header with your own images, edit those images, and also add basic effects and text.
Once you're done editing the banner, you're given the option to Save it as the default banner image for every page that uses the same Layout or to save it only to specific pages that you choose.
Link to Social Profiles
In the upper right corner of every theme there are four icons representing Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and a blog RSS feed. These buttons appear on every page of the site, much like the Site Title / Logo.
Use these buttons to link visitors to your profiles at these various providers. It's simply a matter of linking to your profiles in the fields that appear when you scroll over the Social Icon area within the editor.
If you don't want to link to a profile at a particular service, uncheck the box to the left of that service's field.
Advanced: Use the CSS to Change Background Colors
The background colors and images of most of our themes are essentially set in stone — they are what they are and there isn’t a way to change those backgrounds from directly within the editor.
However, the background of any theme can be changed via the HTML / CSS section. Altering this information requires some knowledge of CSS, but once you know where to look it’s not particularly complicated to change. Read more about this in our guide to changing the background color.
If you want to learn more about how to make a great site, be sure to check out all our available guides at help.weebly.com.