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Photographica is a portfolio Tumblr theme aimed for photographers or other creative professionals. It’s versatile and easy to customize.
HOMEPAGE/TAG LIST WITH THUMBNAILS
Unlike most Tumblr themes, the Photographica theme shows thumbnails of all posts types with links to the individual pages. The thumbnails are available in the homepage and tag pages (and also when searching).
ALL POST TYPES
All posts types are supported.
Search will appear on the footer (can be turned off).
All colors are editable using the Customize panel.
You can choose your favorite Google WebFont to use in your site.
All text in the theme uses Tumblr localization tags, so you can have your site in your favorite language.
LOGO AS AN IMAGE
You can have your logo as an image or just text.
PAGES AND ASK FORM SUPPORTED
Create all pages that you need using this theme. Ask is also supported. Links will appear on the footer.
CUSTOMIZABLE NAVIGATION (BASED ON TAGS)
The main navigation can be customized using Tags in the Customize Panel. It will appear on the top of the site. You can also have pages on the top menu or as footer links.
GOOGLE ANALYTICS READY
Just add your analytics code and you’re set.
FACEBOOK / TWITTER / GOOGLE+ / PINTEREST SHARE OPTIMIZED
Share any page using the share plugin that is installed. Any of these options can be turned off.
NEW LIKE / REBLOG BUTTONS
You can now click like or reblog from any article page.
SOCIAL NETWORK LINKS SUPPORTED
Behance, Creative Commons, Dribbble, Facebook, Flickr, Google, Instagram, LinkedIn, Picasa, Pinterest, Tumblr and Twitter are supported. Just enter the URL for each of them. The links will appear on the footer.
To install the theme, please follow these steps:
- Open the .txt or .html file using a text application (the first line of the file should start with <!doctype html>)
- Select all text and copy
- Login to your Tumblr account
- Go to Settings (gear wheel icon on the top)
- Select the Tumblr site on the left panel
- Click the Customize button (on the right panel)
- Click Edit HTML (left panel)
- Then Select All and Paste the new code
- Click Update Preview
- Click Save
- Refresh the browser
Note: Please make sure that you are opening the text files as simple text and not rich text.
NOTE: Applications to use
To install this theme you need to use an application that opens html files without parsing theme (try to interpret the code). You can use applications such as Coda, Dreamweaver, Espresso or other, but if you don’t have one, you can check these free ones (available for most operation systems):
You can customize the theme by accessing your Customize panel:
After making the copy and paste and save, return to Appearance and refresh the browser and you’ll see this:
You can have a text logo or an image logo. The text logo will assume the name of your Tumblr blog. If you prefer to use an image, go to the Customize Panel > Logo and click Upload. You should do the same for LogoSmall (used for content pages and mobile devices) - and this one should have a color that will fit into the top header background.
Then choose an image from your computer. I recommend you use a transparent PNG file. Use only real sized images.
The Logo in the demo theme is 487 x 72 px.
The LogoSmall is 172 x 26 px.
Don’t forget to hit save before leaving the page.
Setting up a background image
This theme allows you to choose a large background image that will scale proporcionally to the window.
Use a subdued image as a brigher a very colorful image might contrast too much with the content.
The demo theme is using an image with 1630 x 1500 px.
Setting up the pages navigation
You can add Pages to your site (and these can also be just link to other sites). Pages navigation will appear on the top most bar of your site. To rearrange their order you need to use the Tumblr pages list, by clicking and dragging the small handles on the left.
Set up the tags navigation
Use the Customize Panel > Appearance then Nav Tag [1-7] to set up your main navigation. Then apply the same tags to your posts so that the navigation works well. You need to set at least one item.
You can define how many thumbnails appear on your homepage by specifying the Homepage thumbnails (in the Customize Panel > Appearance).
For the best result, I recommend using multiples of 3 (3, 6, 9 or 12).
To set up the tagline for your site, you just need to write the description. This small text will appear on your homepage above the thumbnails. On mobile it will appear on the footer.
All colors available in the theme are customizable and easily accessible using the Customize Panel > Appearance.
OPTION: Center Tagline
To center the tagline (the text that will appear on the top of your site under the logo and nav tags, just check the box “Center the Tagline”.
OPTION: Enable Bold as Title
You can enable BOLD as Title for PHOTO post and VIDEO posts as they don’t have any title field. To add a title you’ll just need to write the title in the Caption field, then make it BOLD.
OPTION: Enable Disqus
Disqus is a free comment / discussion platform that you can enable for your Tumblr site. To do it, you’ll need to follow these steps:
- Setup an account with Disqus (http://disqus.com/)
- Add your site to Disqus and copy the disqus shortname
- Add the Disqus shortname to Tumblr’s option with the same name (Disqus shortname)
- Check the Enable Disqus on the option box
OPTION: Enable Lightbox
If you want to use a lightbox, you can also do that. By default it is enabled and it will allow users to click on the photos and zoom them.
OPTION: Photoset Layout
By default, photosets appear in a vertical column of photos. If you want to use the Tumblr’s default photoset layout, please check the Enable Photoset Layout.
OPTION: Hide Tumblr Commands
If you prefer not to have the Tumblr Commands showing on your site, just check the Hide Tumblr Commands box.
OPTION: Share on Facebook / Google Plus / Pinterest / Twitter
When selection these options you’ll add a button to share on these social sites directly from your post page.
OPTION: Show Archive Link / Show Ask Link / Show RSS Link / Show Random Link
When selected these links will show up in the top bar, right next to the pages links. In the demo site, only the RANDOM is enabled.
OPTION: Show Camera Exif
When the SHOW CAMERA EXIF option is selected, it will appear in PHOTO right under the image.
OPTION: Show Search
In the SHOW SEARCH option is selected, a SEARCH field will appear in the footer (left).
OPTION: Show Social Media Links
When this option is available — and you also need to configure the URLs of each social media service — their respective icon will appear on the footer of the site.
OPTION: Smaller Images
If you prefer to have smaller images inside the site (not on the homepage), you can check this box. Instead of taking up the full width of the page, images will get a larger margin and will be smaller.
To set up your Google analytics, just go to the Customize Panel > Appearance and post your ID here (something like UA-1234567-8).
If you don’t have or can’t find your ID, you can check this page.
Google Web Fonts
You can setup two different fonts to be used in the theme:
- Google Font Light - the font used in the thumbnails, titles and some parts of the site (default is Raleway Book - 300)
- Google Font Bold - used in titles, navigation and most bolds (default is Raleway Extra Bold - 800)
To setup your fonts, you just need to fill these fields in the Customize Panel > Appearance:
- Google Font Bold - the default theme is using 800
- Google Font Family - the default theme is using font-family: ‘Raleway’, sans-serif;
- Google Font Light - the default theme is using 300
- Google Fonts Link - the default theme is using <link href=’http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Raleway:300,800’ rel=’stylesheet’ type=’text/css’>
Just choose your font in Google Web Fonts (the light and bold versions) and then copy the full code snippets and paste into the right fields.
The following resources have been used to create this theme:
- JQuery Library
- FitVids.js - A lightweight, easy-to-use jQuery plugin for fluid width video embeds.
- Photoset grid - jQuery plugin to arrange images into a flexible grid by Jonathan Moore - Style Hatch
- JQuery Fullsizable - jQuery plugin to take full available browser space for image viewing.
- HTML5Shiv (HTML5 IE enabling script) by Remy Sharp
- Script to display or hide content in the homepage / Toggle Nav button by Nelson Martins
- Fontello - icon fonts generator
- Google Analytics
- CSS Resetby Eric Meyer
- Normalize.css by Nicolas Gallagher
- Raleway font by Matt McInerney / Pablo Impallari and Rodrigo Fuenzalida | Google WebFonts
Images used in the Demo Site:
All photos and illustrations on the demo site were taken/created by Patricia Carvalho (myself).
You can check the demo site here:
If you have any question or need any help, please don’t be shy and let me know.
You can do this using the new support site that I’m setting up (http://support.misspato.com) or using the comments in ThemeForest.
When you contact me, please let me know the name of the file you have purchased, the problem you are having (or question) and send me a link to the site that you are building with the theme.
Support - http://support.misspato.com/
Documentation - http://photographica-theme.tumblr.com/documentation
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Once again, thank you so much for purchasing this theme. As I said at the beginning, I’d be glad to help you if you have any questions relating to this theme. No guarantees, but I’ll do my best to assist. If you have a more general question relating to the themes on ThemeForest, you might consider visiting the forums and asking your question in the “Item Discussion” section.
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