CUSTOMIZE

There are many site-wide options available for you to choose in the Customize area of the StageHand template. In the back-end of WordPress, click on your organization name in the top left corner to visit the homepage of the site. Then click “Customize” to open the left hand panel with these options.

  • Site Identity – upload your logo, enter title, enter tagline, and upload site icon
  • Options – choose theme style, button style, link style, and gutter style
  • Navigation – select styles for main, secondary, and sidebar navigation including size, weight, and color
  • Typography – choose font family and weight for headings and paragraphs throughout the website
  • Colors
    • Choose your theme background (white or gray)
    • Select you primary, primary dark, and light background colors to fit your branding
    • Alert bar options – select the background and font colors
  • Hero – choose your preferences for all hero displays, including hero padding, alignment, subnavigation size, and opacity of color overlay
  • Bio – choose square, rounded, or circle shapes for bio images
  • Icons – choose colors for sidebar production icons and social media icons

PAGES

Pages are used for the Home, About, Resources, Support,  etc. You can add, update and delete pages – which you can read more about below.

Add a Page

  1. In the back-end of WordPress, hover over Pages in the left-hand column and click on Add New.
  2. Alternatively, you can click on Pages in the left-hand column, and then click the Add New button at the top of the page.
  3. Enter a Title and complete the Hero section. Select as many Content Modules (more info below) as necessary and click Publish in the top right.

Edit an Existing Page

  1. In the back-end of WordPress, click on Pages in the left-hand column, and then click the title of the Page you’d like to update.
  2. Update the Title and any additional Content.
  3. Click Preview in the top right to view changes before pushing them live.
  4. Click Update in the top right.

Delete an Existing Page

  1. In the back-end of WordPress click on Pages in the left-hand column, and then hover over the title of the Page you’d like to delete.
  2. Click on the Trash link that appears below the title.
  3. To undo a delete, click on the Trash link above the list of Pages, find the page you’d like to restore and click the Restore link.
  4. Alternatively, you can delete a page by viewing the edit page for the specific page, and click Move to Trash in the top right, next to the Update button.

PRODUCTIONS

Productions are pages specifically for shows and performances that are featured in your season. These pages hold specific features that will highlight relevant info for your audiences.

Add a Production

  1. In the back-end of WordPress, hover over Productions in the left-hand column and click on Add New.
  2. Alternatively, you can click on Productions in the left-hand column, and then click the Add New button at the top of the page.
  3. Fields to complete:
    • Title
    • Production Dates — enter individual performance dates for the production.
      • Click the ‘Add Date’ button on the right hand side
      • Date and Time — enter individual performance date and times.
      • Individual Ticket Links – You can enter a specific ticket link for each performance date if needed that will populate the calendar.
    • Ticket Link
      • Ticket Link Text – the text that will appear on the ticket button at the top of the page
      • Ticket Link URL – the link to the ticketing page
    • Hero/Featured Image
      • Click “Set Featured Image” in the right hand column— Upload a Hero Image
      • Image should be at least 1440×800
    • Details – relevant information to you audiences about each production that will appear in the sidebar of the page; add one by one
      • Title – information that will be bolded
      • Icon – choose from the available icons as a visual cue for the type of info listed here (NOTE: you can change the style of the icons in the Customizer)
      • Text – any details or additional information you have associated with this category
    • Credits – list any artistic or production team members that you wish; add one-by-one
      • Detail – Title/Credit that will appear bolded
      • Name – individuals name
    • Content Modules — more info on each of the content modules is listed further down on the page. The content modules that we recommend for this page include:
      • Bios – for cast members and artistic leadership
      • Testimonial – for reviews/quotes
      • Video – for trailer/promo
      • Gallery – for production photos
  4. Click Publish in the top right.

Edit an Existing Production

  1. In the back-end of WordPress, click on Posts in the left hand column, and then click the title of the Post you’d like to update.
  2. Update the Title and any additional Content and click Update in the top right.
  3. ADDITIONAL FEATURES of a production page
    • Sold Out – This function allows you to indicate if tickets for a show are no longer available – whether sold out, past date, or is a free event. To implement this you can:
    • Check the “SOLD OUT” box just under the production’s primary text box.
    • Once checked you can use the text box to change the text that will appear on the deactivated button.
    • Archive – This allows you to indicate if a show is in a past season and will remove it from listing on the Productions page. Just check the “Archive” box under the Credits sections.

Delete an Existing Production

  1. In the back-end of WordPress, click on Productions in the left-hand column, and then hover over the title of the Production you’d like to delete.
  2. Click on the Trash link that appears below the title.
  3. To undo a delete, click on the Trash link above the list of Productions, find the post you’d like to restore and click the Restore link.
  4. Alternatively, you can delete a production by viewing the edit page for the specific post, and click Move to Trash in the top right, next to the Update button.

Posts

Posts are the blog posts or news items you’ll publish on your website.

Add a Post

  1. In the back-end of WordPress, hover over Posts in the left-hand column and click on Add New.
  2. Alternatively, you can click on Posts in the left-hand column, and then click the Add New button at the top of the page.
  3. Enter a Title and content.
  4. Hero – upload a hero image by clicking on “Featured Image” in the right hand column.
  5. Categories – this feature can be used to group posts into a series or pull certain group of posts to be featured in the Posts content block
  6. Content Modules – you have the option add additional content modules to each blog post, but we recommend using these sparingly. For example, an image gallery may be a good additional to a blog post if you are writing about a particular event or workshop.
  7. Click Publish in the top right.

Edit an Existing Post

  1. In the back-end of WordPress, click on Posts in the left hand column, and then click the title of the Post you’d like to update.
  2. Update the Title and any additional Content and click Update in the top right.

Delete an Existing Post

  1. In the back-end of WordPress, click on Posts in the left-hand column, and then hover over the title of the Post you’d like to delete.
  2. Click on the Trash link that appears below the title.
  3. To undo a delete, click on the Trash link above the list of Posts, find the post you’d like to restore and click the Restore link.
  4. Alternatively, you can delete a post by viewing the edit page for the specific post, and click Move to Trash in the top right, next to the Update button.

PEOPLE

People created in this section are used within the Bios Content Module. See the Content Modules section for additional details on how to display a bio.

Add a Person

  1. In the back-end of WordPress, hover over People in the left-hand column and click on Add New.
  2. Alternatively, you can click on People in the left-hand column, and then click the Add New button at the top of the page.
  3. Enter their name in the Title bar, then add Name, Position, and Bio below with the Featured Image in the right column
  4. Click Publish in the top right.

Edit an Existing Bio

  1. In the back-end of WordPress, click on Bios in the left-hand column, and then click the title of the Bio you’d like to update.
  2. Update the Title and any additional Content and click Update in the top right.

Delete an Existing Bio

  1. In the back-end of WordPress, click on Bios in the left-hand column, and then hover over the title of the Bio you’d like to delete.
  2. Click on the Trash link that appears below the title.
  3. To undo a delete, click on the Trash link above the list of Bios, find the event you’d like to restore and click the Restore link.
  4. Alternatively, you can delete an event by viewing the edit page for the specific event, and click Move to Trash in the top right, next to the Update button.

Content Blocks

Content Blocks provide flexible content sections within each of your pages and posts. Content Blocks are explained below, but you can visit this Sample Page to get a better understanding of each content module. All content blocks can be added to the page navigation by filling in “Nav Title” in each content block.

To add a Content Block, click the “Add Content Block” button and select from the following:

  • WYSIWYG – A basic text editor with formatting capabilities
    • Text Area – this is a standard WYSIWYG editor
    • Sidebar Block – to add a sidebar, click the Add Sidebar button
  • Biosselect all of the bios in the left-hand relationship field that you’d like displayed on the page. Everything in the right-hand column will appear on the page. (Bio shape can be selected in the Customize options)
  • Testimonial — testimonials are full-width blocks.
    • Testimonial Quote – add the quote
    • Name – add the name of the person to whom the quote is attributed
    • Location – add the location/company of the person to whom the quote is attributed
    • Detail – add another detail about the person to whom quote is attributed
    • Person Image – add the photo of the person to whom the quote is attributed
    • Background Image – add an background image. If not image is selected, a background is your solid primary color.
  • Accordion — accordion (dropdown) content can be added by clicking the Add Accordion Block button. The first title and text block to fill out is for the content block and will appear next to the accordion. Then you can click “Add Accordion Block” to add multiple lines to the accordion content.
    • Title — add a title for each accordion
    • Text — add copy for each accordion
  • Large Image – add a full-width image that will span the width of the page.
  • Sponsors – Click “Add section” to create multiple divisions/levels of sponsors. Select title, secondary text, and size (three options) for each section independently. Then click “Add Sponsor” to add as many sponsors within each level – adding title, logo (optional), and link.
  • Posts – This block features multiple cards of related posts. Choose either the most recent blog posts or pick a single category to show.
  • Video — videos must be housed on a separate site such as Youtube or Vimeo. Copy the video link and paste it directly into “Video Embed”.
  • GalleryPublish a full grid of images with your introductory text. Images have to be uploaded individually and you can add a caption for each one.
  • Productions – This content blocks creates cards for each of your productions that you choose. Select all of the productions in the left-hand relationship field that you’d like displayed on the page. Everything in the right-hand column will appear on the page. Cards will display three to a row.
  • Calendar – Under “Calendar Type” select Month- or week-view. Select your starting date, if left blank this will automatically fill with the current date.
  • Column Blocks – With “Column number” you can select to have from two up to five blocks in a row. For each block:
    • Input your title
    • Select icon or photo for “Graphic Type” depending on the type of image that you want to show. This will adjust the padding.
    • If you would like a button on the block, input the text, select the type of link (external url, internal page, phone, email) and input the link.

Additional Sidebar Content Blocks for Pages

  • Text Block – basic text block that will appear in the right hand sidebar
  • Callout — the callout section allows you to highlight certain content. This is a block that appear in the right hand sidebar with an optional image and button.
    • Text — you are limited to 120 characters for the copy.
    • Add an Image
    • Link Text — text for your call to action button
    • Link Type — select whether the link will be an external url or internal page
    • Input Link URL

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

You can connect your Google Analytics account through the Options tab. In the back-end of WordPress, click on the Options tab in the left-hand sidebar. Just paste your Google Analytics tracking ID to ensure analytics are enabled.

Image Sizes

There are specific images that will be cropped to a certain dimension to fit the design. If the uploaded image does not at least meet the cropped dimensions below, it may look pixelated. NOTE: The crop will only occur if the image size is LARGER than the dimensions listed below.

  • Hero (Homepage, Productions, and Pages) — 1440 x 800px
  • Column Blocks — 720 x 400px
  • Posts – 1440 x 800px
  • Bio — 260 x 260px
  • Testimonial (attribution photo) – 80 x 80px
  • Testimonial (background photo) – 1440 x 800px
  • Image Gallery — 720 x 400px
  • Large Image – 1440 x 800px