Here’s a video showcasing the site options features and builder tools on a custom WordPress website designed by Spark Logix Studios. Using site options makes managing a website easy. You’re able to update content and modify the site layout and color schemes all with an internet connection.
Thanks for wanting to learn more about WordPress and how Spark Logix Studios can create a custom website for your business using WordPress and some fantastic features that we offer, including site options and some builder options within pages. So we’ll quickly get through this and explain a few of these options and why it’s beneficial for your business.
First and foremost, we’re going to use an example site, our Fort Collins, Colorado website. This shows a clear call to action and a video, two prominent features that we believe are important above the fold on a website. More content that basically breaks down the information that we believe is most important to the users that view our site. We’ve got content and information from our blog, which we also believe is very useful. And we’ve got a detailed footer showing About the company, how to contact the company, something that’s good as far as citations are concerned with optimizing other places on the internet, and also links to useful pages within the website.
So let’s go ahead and quickly look at our site options. This is something that we custom build when we create a WordPress website for our clients. Site Options is unique on every site. And we build this Site Options layout to help our users easily manage their website. So we’re taking a look at a few of these tabs. And I’ll give you an example of a few of the things that you’re able to modify and change on the site.
The Layout tab actually allows us to do significant layout changes for the entire website. So I’m going to show you what the website looks like now again, just so you can visualize. It looks like a website.
We’re going to change it to look more like a blog layout. So I just click that Blog radio button. Hit Save Changes. And you’ll notice without doing anything other than changing that radio button and hitting Save Changes that the entire website layout has changed. And these are some really great features that were able to modify and adjust in a moment’s notice on the site. So given that as one of the more major examples.
We know that we’re able to add advertisements. We can show testimonials. And we can modify other information and layout features throughout the site.
On the Design tab, this is pretty neat. This gives us the option and ability, once we’ve developed that custom theme, to go in and change or modify all of the color elements on the site, even the background. If we wanted to use a stone background, pinstripes, Morse code, whatever the case might be, we’re able to modify and change. So it’s got a little bit different background, if you decide you like something that looks a little bit different than something else. And so you’ll notice here everything from the links on the site to the color of the buttons, what the hover buttons look like, is able to be modified within the Design tab of Site Options.
Information basically highlights the information about the business and social media. And if you have Ad Sense code or you want to paste your Google Analytics code, you’re able to do that here.
Content’s pretty neat. Content allows you to change those elements on the home page without having to really think much more about what am I putting here, how am I going to make it look. It’s already entered as far as what’s going to show up where. So we’ll go back here. And we’re going to refresh this page because we changed it earlier. Change it back to the regular layout.
And let’s say we wanted to change the main homepage title. Let’s just make a copy of this. We’re going to change Main Homepage Title. We like how that looks. We’ll go ahead and use that.
A lot of information on the home page here. If we look– just by hitting that Save button, we can come over here, and we changed Main Homepage Title . I’m going to change that back. Paste that back in here.
But you can see here we’ve got the subtitle. We’ve got homepage header content. And this is a place that we can enter links and more content, as we see necessary. And the main content for the site, we can embed videos, whatever that might be. Or image if we don’t have a video.
Those three boxes that we saw on the homepage, we can enter the content on those. As you can see here, we can change the image, where it links to, what color, these hover as, or what they look like, and then the content that’s on these. That’s all editable from this Content Tab.
The Footer, we have full modification features to make sure that we’ve got what we need in the Footer.
And let’s go ahead and take a look at Widgets. This looks a little bit different. But what’s kind of neat, if we go and look at the blog section on the site, we’ll see the sidebar. This will show us the development marketing widget that we put here. And then we’ve got the Discover the Services widget, which is a bunch of buttons.
And see these two widgets over here in the widgets area on the website. And let’s say we wanted to change where those lay or where we see them on the site. We’ve got Development and Marketing on top and Discover the Services on the bottom. Say we want to see what it looks like the other way. I just drag and drop this. And immediately we’re able to see, once you refresh the page, that they’ve changed where they are as far as layout’s concerned. So very easy to modify how we want things to be laid out on the sidebars and what we want that to look like.
Now we’re going to talk about one more thing with the page that we’ve created about Spark Logix Studios. This page was created and looks different than other pages that we currently have on the site. If we look at the Search Engine Optimization page, you see it looks a little bit different than the About page. But what’s really neat in the way that we built this is any user to the site can easily come in here and can edit how their pages look. Make it really dynamic, or make it different on each page.
So the way we do this is what’s called the Builder. Just like we can drag and drop those widgets, we’re able to create and drag and drop different elements on the page. We go to Add Widget. We can see we can create a lot of different elements.
So let’s say for a second here– we’ll go back and view this page, the About Spark Logix Studios page. And we’ll take a look. We’ve got an image on the left side. We’ve got text on the right side. And I want to make a change to that. I want to see what the text looks like on the left side and what the image looks like on the right side.
So we will make a change. We go into the Builder, and we see all the different options. Well the first thing I have to do is I have to make the columns a little bit different in size. And then I can drag the text over here. I’ve got my image here. I’m going to drag that up there. I’m going to delete this. I’m going to update the page and go take a look at what we’ve got now.
So I’ve change these two just by dragging and dropping those. And you can see it doesn’t look as good. So we’ll go back, and we’ll change it. We decided that’s probably not we want. We’ll go back to one-third, two-third. And we’ll add the rich text over on this side. Put the image back over here. Shut that. We’ll update it and go back. Yeah, I think I like that better. So we’ll keep it like that.
But you can see all the element changes that you can make on a page. And these actually include a lot of really neat stuff– buttons, tabs, table, an accordion-style layout. You can have sliders and a lot of different possibilities here. What’s really neat is with the HTML tab, if you have your own HTML, or you want to embed a video, it’s as easy as getting the right size of the video and embedding it on the page.
That gives us an idea of how to update and maximize our usefulness on each page. Make them look unique. And make the content fit whatever the message is.
Let’s take a look real quick at– I’m going to go back to make it easy to the Site Options. And we can see one of the options in Site Options is Menus. This allows us to have the same features where if we want to change the drop-down, we can actually drag and drop how that menu looks in those drop-downs.
So if I wanted animated videos to be number one, all I have to do is come in here and drag that over to number one spot and then click Save Menu. We’ll go ahead and do that. Update. And we come back here, and you can see now animated videos is at the position.
So all in all, we’ve created a platform utilizing WordPress, being Open Source software, and are able to create custom websites that are absolutely simple for the end user to use. And we hope you enjoyed this video. Please give us a call, if you’re interested in a free consultation or strategy plan. And we’ll be glad to sit down with you, explain your options, and how we can benefit your business to receive more inbound leads.