Author: dan

Changing the Category Accent Color

BEFORE AFTER The Extra Theme has feature for assigning different categories a different “accent” color that is used in various places when posts of a particular category are shown. For example, it will show up in the color of the top bar in post modules, and in the star rating colors on the posts themselves. One thing that isn’t entirely obvious is where exactly these colors can be changed. To change the color for a particular category, go to “Posts > Categories” from your WordPress dashboard. Hover over then category you want to change the color for, and click...

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Enabling the Standard Divi Modules on Extra Categories

One of the best features of the Extra Theme, and one that even Divi doesn’t have, is the ability to use the Divi Builder on category pages. This allows you to turn your category pages from plain lists of posts into attractive, useful and high-converting pages. However, when you try to edit a category using the Divi Builder, you’ll notice that something is missing – most of the modules normally available to you in Divi! There’s no sliders, there’s no accordions, there’s no email optin forms, and so on… This makes creating your perfect category page difficult. Fortunately there...

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Changing the Footer Credits in Extra

One thing the Extra Theme is missing is an easy way to customize the links in the footer (i.e. the “credits” or “copyright” links). Here are a couple of options for modifying the links. Modifying the footer links using JavaScript If you’re comfortable working with JavaScript code, then you can easily change the links with something like this: <script> jQuery(function($){ $('#footer-info').html('&copy; 2017 <a href="https://extrabooster.com">Extra Booster</a>'); }); </script> You can add this to the theme by pasting it into "Extra > Theme Options > Integration > Add code to the head of your blog", after anything else that is in...

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Make Feature Images on Posts Link to the Image Itself

In the Extra Theme, featured images displayed on posts link back to the post itself. If you would instead like the featured images on posts to link to the image itself (i.e. the full / source image), you can do so with the following jQuery code: <script> jQuery(function($){ $('body.single-post a.featured-image').each(function(){ $(this).attr('href', $(this).find('img').attr('src')); }); }); </script> You can add this to the theme by pasting it into "Extra > Theme Options > Integration > Add code to the head of your blog", after anything else that is in...

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Remove the Word “Category” From Archive Pages

BEFORE AFTER A common question I get about the Extra Theme is how can the word “Category” be removed from category page title. This can be done using the following PHP code: function remove_category_text_from_archive_title($title) { return is_category()?single_cat_title('', false):$title; } add_filter('get_the_archive_title', 'remove_category_text_from_archive_title'); This code can be added to the end of the functions.php file. Note that it is highly advisable to add it to the functions.php file of a child theme, rather than the Extra Theme itself, to avoid it being overwritten when Extra is updated. Please also note that changes to PHP files can cause your site to break...

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