How to Use Advanced Theme Settings
Now if you venture to the “Settings -> Theme Settings” then you will see another page of settings that you can choose to enable on your website. If you choose to enable the Slider, a bar will appear on your homepage that can preview all of your posts and their respective featured image. You can also choose to show images instead of posts in the slider.
Under the “Settings -> Theme Settings -> Default Index Layout” you will see the same settings you see below each post and page you write. These settings set the default values for the website as a whole, rather than an individual post. Again, you can choose to set specific layout of each page or post. These options allow you to configure ALL posts and pages to a certain layout.
This next section should look familiar, as it is the same settings found at the bottom of the screen in the Edit Mode of posts and pages, much like the layout settings explained above. Here you can set simple options to minimize your content. Most are self-explanatory, they omit certain aspects of the post when a user loads it. These are blanket settings that apply to ALL posts, and you can choose to set these for specific posts in the “URI Custom Panel” box at the bottom of the screen in the Edit Mode.
On every website, there are spaces for Footer Widgets at the bottom of the page. (See Widgets and Menus for more information regarding Widgets). By default, three spaces for footer widgets are available for customization. This next section allows you to allot more or less spaces at the bottom of your website for more or less widgets. When you first start your website, these boxes are empty and you have the opportunity to choose to remove all widget spaces and prevent other users from filling in these spaces.
On the bottom of the page, there is a box that includes “Shortcode Settings“. Here you can disable the ability to use Shortcode (see Shortcode for more information regarding Shortcode) globally. This is helpful if you wanted to restrict ALL users, including Administrators, from inserting Maps, videos, or sliders as well as all other Shortcodes.
Unless you are moving from one site to another and would like to keep your previous settings, you will not need to use the “Transfer” tab for anything. However, if this is the case, you will need to Export the previous files on the old site before you can Import them in your new site. You will want to Import the entire .zip file, not just specific files.