Trying to customize your Candor theme? Under the Customize page on your blog, you can make edits to appearance, sharing options, social media links, and more!
Candor offers two layout options. The default layout is the wide layout, which displays posts at a width of 1016px. By turning off the Wide Layout option in the theme appearance options, the post width will decrease to 786px.
Title, Description, Colors & Fonts
Title - The title of your blog will appear at the top of your Candor theme. Make sure to toggle on "Show Title" if you want your title to appear on your blog.
Description - Your description should be an explanation of your blog. It will appear under the "About" section of your blog. If you want the description to appear, make sure to toggle the "Show description" option on.
Theme Font Size - This defines the base font size for text in the posts and other sections of the theme.
Title Font Size- This defines the font size of the title in the header menu.
Theme Font Stack- This is the font family for your theme's posts. For example, 'Rosario', sans-serif.
Accent Font Stack - This is the font family for your accent text. For example, 'Oswald', sans-serif.
Title Style - You can display the blog title in all uppercase or lowercase, capitalize each word in your title, or exactly how you type it in to Tumblr.
Post Font Size - This defines the font size of the text within posts.
Google Web Fonts - Go here for more information.
Typekit ID - Typekit enables you to add custom fonts to your blog. In order to use TypeKit, you need to have a TypeKit account and then set up you blog within TypeKit and associate fonts to it. You will need to enter your TypeKit ID in the customize section for Candor once your TypeKit account is set up.
Theme Background - This sets the background color of the entire area below the header except for the individual posts.
Text - This sets the color of the text within the posts.
Link - This sets the color of links within the posts and footer.
Link Hover - This sets the color of links within the posts and footer when the mouse pointer hovers over the link.
Meta Link - This sets the color of links within the post meta on the index page (home and tagged pages).
Header Background - This sets the background color of the header area except for the navigation.
Post Background - This sets the background color of the post area.
Menu Background - This sets the background color of the main navigation menu at the top of the page.
Menu Link - This sets the color of the links within the main navigation menu at the top of the page.
Theme Background - Upload an image here to be used as the theme background.
About - You can use the browse button here to upload a custom image or logo that will display at the top of the about area. The ideal size is 1016 pixels in width; images with a width greater than 1016 pixels will be scaled to fit the space. An image with a width less than 1016 pixels will automatically center align to preserve its quality.
Logo - You can use the browse button here to upload a custom image or logo that will link to the home page of your blog. The ideal size is less than or equal to 800 pixels in width and less than or equal to 120 pixels in height; images with a width greater than 800 pixels will be scaled to fit the space. An image with a width less than 800 pixels will automatically left align to preserve its quality.
Scale Images - Check to scale photos to full post width.
Enable Endless Scrolling - Checking this box will enable endless scrolling instead of pagination.
Enable Shadow Effect - Checking this box will display a shadow effect on the posts, header, and other elements of the theme.
Use Default Photoset - Checking this box will display the default Tumblr photoset layout for photoset posts.
Show Links & Sharing
Show Sharing Features - Candor enables you to display share buttons for the following social networks: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and Tumblr. Within the customize section, check the “Show Sharing Features” box to turn on this feature. Please note that the Tumblr button will only be displayed on permalink pages. The Pinterest button is only used for photo (not photoset) and audio posts (only if album art exists).
Show Notes - Candor will display the notes that you receive with each and every post. To turn on this feature, please check the “Show Notes” box in the customize section.
Show Archive Link - Checking this box will display a link to the blog archive.
Show Blogs I Follow - Checking this box will display icons of the blogs you follow.
Following Label - If you have enabled Show Blogs I Follow (above), enter the heading you would like to appear above the display of blogs icons (e.g., “Who I Follow”).
Following Rows - Enter the number of rows of blog icons that you would like to display in the following section.
Show Home Link - Checking this box will display a link to the blog’s home page in the main navigation menu.
Show Posts I Like - Checking this box will display your “liked” posts.
Likes Count - Enter the number of likes to display within the likes section. You can enter either 3, 6, or 9.
Likes Label - Customize the heading/label for your likes here.
Show Portrait - Checking this box will display the portrait photo associated with the blog.
Show RSS Link - Checking this box will display a link to the RSS feed of your blog.
Show Random Link - Checking this box will display a link to generate a random post.
Show Search - Checking this box will display the search box.
Footer Text - Enter text that you would like to display in the bottom left corner of the footer.
Show Social Icons - Toggle ON this option to make social media icons appear in the title bar of your blog. Make sure you have added your social media profile URLs to the customize entries (ex. "URL Facebook," "URL Instagram," etc.) for the icons to link properly to your profiles.
Social Label - Enter the heading that is displayed with the social media icons that you enable.
For more information, click on these links:
Your About Area:
Candor offers you the ability to consolidate a variety of content in an about area, which can be used to communicate more info about your blog or about you. You have the option to include the following content in the about area:
- Blog Title
- Header Image
- Blog Portrait Photo
- Blog Description
- Recent Tweets
- Over 35 links to social media sites
- Recent photos from Instagram
- Recent photos from Flickr
- Liked Posts
- Blogs you follow
The text of the “About” link in the header can be changed in the “About Heading” field of the theme appearance options.