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WordPress Theme “Passenger”

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What you see when you click on Blog.

The WordPress theme Passenger caught my eye because of the images hanging a little skew on the screen.  When you hover over the images, the image straighten and focus. It has a clean look to it but it does not have a permanent sidebar. They have what an overlay bar which you can access by clicking on the three dots top right. Passenger support 5 different post formats. Standard, Image, Video, Gallery and Quote, read more here. It supports featured images. It also supports Portfolio and Testimonials.

I do like that you can change the site icon lately on WordPress. You can have your logo, profile image or any other images as profile icon. Look so much more professional.

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Change Site Icon

Passenger can add a header image at the top of the website that is about a 1/3rd of the normal header image and I like it more than the normal size. It is more discreet while adding a colorful touch. If you have a featured image on a page, delete that because it will stay the in the old format and look odd with the rest of the pages.

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long rectangle advertisement just beneath logo and site tagline and site menu.

I hate the fact that when I activated this theme there was a long rectangle advertisement just beneath logo and site tagline and site menu. It takes over the whole page. The only way I could get rid of this was to pause my WordAds. Go to WordAds under Configure and choose Settings. When advertising is a big form of income this does make sense though.

By default Passenger shows just one blog post on your first blog page, to display more

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Change quantity of visible posts, testimonials and Portfolio Projects.

than one blog post per page you go to Settings, choose Writing, find Content types. Under content types you can also change the number of Testimonials or Portfolio posts, as well as activate the Testimonials and Portfolio. Interestingly enough my old portfolio projects only showed up after I added an extra project type named Portfolio to the actual blog post.To have the Testimonials show up, you have to manually add it as a post. Use the name of the person as the title.

One thing that bothers me and that I can seem to change is that they have a title bar which takes up half of the top part of the blog. You might have to go into CSS to change that size.

Thanks for reading. Happy To hear your thoughts.

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Display recent posts on your blog- 2 ways

There are two recent posts widgets. If you do not know about this and you are in a hurry you might miss this. You can find these two options by going to customize and then going to widgets and scrolling untill you find them.

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The first one is “Display WordPress Posts”. This widget has an area where you can add an url this would enable your to add recent posts to more than one blog. If you do not fill in an url the recent posts widget will not work. You can add more than one of these widgets, each with a different url.

 

 

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The second one is the normal widget that displays just your Blog’s recent post and is called “Recent Posts”. Here you do not have to add the url because it is automatically connected to your blog url.

 

The second option does not give you the extra options.

  • No- Open links in new window/tab.
  • No- Show featured Image.
  • No- Show excerpts.

 

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