Lucida

Staying true to its name, Lucida, the new WordPress Theme for Magazine and Blogs represents simplicity and clarity. Lucida is completely responsive and minimalistic, just what you need for magazine and blog websites. It is clean and super user-friendly. The clean grids display your highlighted contents and keep it spot-on. The fonts used are beautiful and pleasing to the eye. Lucida gives you easy navigation and superior user experience. Your magazine or blog will have their dynamic presence on the web and your site will become noticeably more popular. The news ticker feature takes care of your magazine’s needs to highlight the latest news in a clear and compact way. Built using the HTML 5 and CSS 3 codes, it is so stress-free to maneuver around that your clients will be fully satisfied with your website’s utility. Its vast range of features make it adept to be used in almost any platform. The WooCommerce integration allows you to sell anything from your website. It supports WPML plugin – translating your theme into a language of your choice should be a breeze. With Lucida, create a distinctive online presence and build your clientele. No coding or troubles, let Lucida take care of everything.

Check out Support Forum at https://catchthemes.com/support-forum/forum/lucida-free/ and Demo at https://catchthemes.com/demo/lucida/

Features in “Lucida” Free Theme:

  1. Responsive Design
  2. Site Identity: Option to add/edit Custom Logo, option to enable/disable logo and option to move Site Tittle and Tagline before logo
  3. Colors: Option to change Header Text color and Background Color
  4. Header Image: Option to add Custom Header Image, Enable/Disable Featured Header Image, add alt, title and link/URL, open link in new windows/tab and select Post/Page Featured image size
  5. Background Image: Option to Select Background Image
  6. Menus: Option to use Primary Menu and Header Top Menu
  7. Breadcrumb Options: Option to enable/disable Breadcrumb, Enable/Disable Breadcrumb on Homepage and Change Seperator Between Breadcrumbs
  8. Excerpt Options: Option to change Excerpt Length and Read More Text
  9. Header Top Options: Option to enable/disable date and enable/disable social icons in header top
  10. Homepage/Frontpage Setting: Select option to show post from selective category
  11. Layout Options:
    1. Default Layout: Option to choose from i. Three Columns(Secondary Sidebar, Content Primary Sidebar), ii. Content Primary Sidebar and iii. No Sidebar (Content Width)
    2. Archive Content Layout: Option to choose from i. Excerpt Image Left and ii. Show Full Content (No Featured Image)
    3. Single Page/Post Image Layout: Option to enable/disable Single Page/Post Image Layout and select various image options under single page/post image layout
  12. Pagination Options: Option to choose Pagination type from Default(Older Posts/Newer Posts), Numeric, Infinite Scroll (Click), Infinite Scroll (Scroll)
  13. Promotion Headline Options: Option to enable/disable Promotion Headline on Homepage/Frontpage or Entire site, edit Promotion Headline text, edit Promotion SubHeadline text, edit Promotion Headline Button Text, add/edit Promotion Headline Link, open link in new tab and Promotion Headline Left Section Width
  14. Scroll Up Option: Option to enable/disable Scroll Up feature
  15. Search Option: Option to change default display text in search
  16. Additional CSS: Option to add your own CSS style to change the design as per you need
  17. Header Highlight Content: Option to select Page Content, Change Headline and Sub-headline Highlight Content, Select number of Header Highlight Content and open link in New Window/Tab
  18. Featured Content: Option to choose Featured Page Content, Option to enable/disable featured content on Homepage/Frontpage or entire site, option to select Featured Content layout from 2 columns, 3 columns and 4 columns and option to highlight your Featured pages as Featured Content
  19. News Ticker: Option to choose Ticket Type as Page News Ticker, option to enable/disable News Ticker, determine news ticker position, change Transition Effect and add number of news tikers(Maximum 20 news ticker)
  20. Featured Slider: Option to choose Featured Page Slider, Option to enable/disable featured content on Homepage/FrontPage or entire site, option to select Transition Effect, Transition Delay and Transition Length of slides, select number of slides and option to highlight your featured pages in slider
  21. Social Links: 33 different social icons to choose from
  22. Widget Areas: 5 widgetized (Sidebar) areas that are 1. Primary Sidebar, 2. Secondary Sidebar, 3. Footer Area One, 4. Footer Area Two and 5. Footer Area Three
  23. Widgets: Three widgets to choose from 1. CT: Featured Posts, 2. CT: Instragram and 3. CT: Social Icons

Additional features in “Lucida” Premium Theme:

  1. Menus: Additional option 3 menus to choose from they are Secondary Menu, Header Right Menu and Footer Menu
  2. Menu Options: Option to enable/disable Primary Menu and enable/ disable search box in Primary Menu
  3. Comment Options: Option to enable/disable comments, notes and website field
  4. Custom CSS Options: Option to add your own CSS style to change the design as per you need
  5. Feed Redirect: Option to redirect your feed to feedburner
  6. Font Family Options: Option to choose Site Title Font Family, Default Font Family, Site Title Font Family, Site Tagline (Description) Font Family, Menu Font Family, Content Title Font Family, Content Body Font Family and Headings Tags from h1 to h6 Font Family. Finally, reset fonts to default
  7. Footer Editor Options: Option to add html or plain text and reset Footer Content
  8. Header Right Sidebar Options: Option to enable/disable Header Right Sidebar
  9. Header Top Options: Additional option to enable/disable header top and enable/disable fix header to top
  10. Homepage/Frontpage Options: Select option to show post from selective category
  11. Layout Options:
    1. Default Layout: Addition 5 default layout option which makes total of 5 options to choose from i.Three Columns(Secondary Sidebar, Content, Primary Sidebar, ii. Three Columns(Content, Secondary Sidebar, Primary Sidebar), iii. Three Columns(Primary Sidebar, Secondary Sidebar, Content), iv. Primary Sidebar, Content, v. Content, Primary Sidebar, vi. No Sidebar(Content Width), vii. No Sidebar(One Column) and viii. No Sidebar(Full Width)
    2. Woocommerce Layout: Option to choose from i. Three Columns(Secondary Sidebar, Content, Primary Sidebar), ii. Three Columns(Content, Secondary Sidebar, Primary Sidebar)iii. Three Columns(Primary Sidebar, Secondary Sidebar, Content), iv. Primary Sidebar, Content, v. Content, Primary Sidebar, vi. No Sidebar(Content Width), vii. No Sidebar(One Column) and viii. No Sidebar(Full Width)
    3. Archive Content Layout: Additional 2 archive content layout to choose from which makes total of 5 options i. Excerpt Image Left, ii. Excerpt Image Right, iii. Exverpt Image Top and iv. Show Full Content (No Featured Image)
    4. Single Page/Post Image Layout: Option to choose various layout
  12. Single Post Navigation: Option to enable/disable Single Post Navigation
  13. Update Notifier: Option to enable/disable update notifications
  14. WooCommerce Options: Option to enable/disable Zoom, Lightbox and Slider effects for WooCommerce Product Gallery
  15. Color Options: Additional option to use color picker to change various Basic Colors, Header Colors, Content Colors, Sidebar Colors, Pagination Colors, Footer Colors, Promotion Headline Colors, Scrollup Colors, News Ticker Colors, Header Highlight Colors, Featured Slider Colors, Featured Content Colors Options, Primary Menu Color,Header Top Menu Colors, Header Right Menu Color and Footer Menu Color
  16. Header Highlight Content: Option to select 5 content types, which are : i. Post Content, ii. Page Content, iii. Category Content, iv.Image Content and v. Embed Content, Change Headline and Sub-headline Highlight Content, Select number of Header Highlight content and open link in New Window/Tab
  17. Featured Content: Option to choose 5 different featured content types: i. Featured Widget Content, ii. Featured Post Content, iii. Featured Page Content, iv. Featured Category Content and v. Featured Image Content Option to enable/disable featured content on Homepage/Frontpage or entire site, option to select Featured Content layout from 3 columns and 4 columns, option to highlight your Featured pages as Featured Content and option to move featured content position above footer
  18. News Ticker: Option to select 4 Ticker Type: i. Post News Ticker Type, ii. Page News Ticker, iii. Category News Ticker and Custom News Ticker
  19. Featured Slider: Option to chohose 4 different featured slider types: i. Featured Post Slider, ii. Featured Page Slider, iii. Featured Category Slider and iv. Featured Image Slider Option to enable/disable featured content on Homepage/FrontPage or entire site , option to select Transition Effect, Transition Delay and Transition Length of slides and option to highlight your featured pages in slider
  20. Social Links: 33 different social icons to choose from and option to add upto 10 custom social icons and links
  21. Widget Areas: 27 widgetized (Sidebar) areas that are 1. Primary Sidebar, 2. Secondary Sidebar, 3. Before Footer, 4. Footer Area One, 5. Footer Area Two, 6. Footer Area Three, 7. Footer Area Four, 8. Header Top Left, 9. Header Top Right, 10. Header Right, 11. Header Bottom, 12. Before Content, 13. After Content, 14. Before Posts/Pages, 15. After Posts/Pages, 16. Featured Widget Content, 17. Promotion Headline Left, 18. Promotion Headline Right, 19. 404 Page Not Found Content, 20. WooCommerce Primary Sidebar, 21. Optional Homepage Sidebar, 22. Optional Archive Sidebar, 23. Optional Page Sidebar, 24. Optional Post Sidebar, 25. Optional Sidebar One, 26. Optional Sidebar Two and 27. Optional Sidebar Three
  22. Widgets: Additional 11 Widgets which makes total of 14 widgets to choose from. They are: 1. CT:About, 2.CT:Advertisement Codes, 3. CT:Advertisement Images, 4.CT:Featured Embeds,5. CT:Featured Images, 6. CT:Featured Pages, 7. CT:Featured Posts, 8.CT:Gallery Images, 9. CT:Galley Pages, 10. CT:Galley Posts, 11.CT:Instagram, 12.CT:Newsletter, 13. CT: Social Icons (with content text type) and 14. CT: Tag Cloud. You can add widget in sidebar as per your need.
  23. E-commerce Ready: It supports WooCommerce plugin
  24. Multi-language Ready: It supports WPML plugin

Installation Using the WordPress Administration Panel #

You can download Themes directly to your blog by using the Add New Themes option in the Appearance sub-menu.

  1. Download Lucida from your Catch Themes site at https://catchthemes.com/themes/lucida/ to your Desktop
  2. Log in to the WordPress Administration Panel
  3. Go to “Appearance => Themes => Add New”
  4. Click on “Uploads” and Browse the downloaded file lucida.zip from the desktop where you have it downloaded
  5. Click on “Install Now” and then “Activate” to install the Theme

Manual Installation using FTP

To add a new Theme to your WordPress installation, follow these basic steps:

  1. Download Lucida from your Catch Themes site at https://catchthemes.com/themes/lucida/ to your Desktop
  2. Unzip lucida.zip to your Desktop
  3. Using an FTP client to access your host web server. Go to /wp-content/themes/ and make sure that you do not already have a lucida folder installed. If you do, then back it up and remove it from /wp-content/themes/ before uploading your copy of Lucida
  4. Upload Lucida to /wp-content/themes/
  5. Activate Lucida through “Appearance => Themes”, in your WordPress Dashboard

Updating Theme Using the Administration Panel #

You can update Themes directly from the Administration Panel using Catch Updater plugin. Click here to read details about Catch Updater plugin.

Updating Theme Using FTP

To update Theme though FTP, follow these basic steps:

  1. Download Lucida from your Catch Themes site at https://catchthemes.com/themes/lucida/ to your Desktop
  2. Unzip lucida.zip to your Desktop
  3. Using an FTP client to access your host web server, go to /wp-content/themes/ and upload your new copy of Lucida Theme which shall replace the old files

This theme relies heavily on Featured Images. If your post is missing a Featured Image, the post image will not show up on homepage, on archived pages and on Featured Page Slider. Click Here to see how to add Featured Image in your Post/Page.

Image Sizes:

Post Thumbnail
Width: 620px
Height: 413px

Slider
Width: 1920px
Height: 800px

Featured
Width: 880px
Height: 660px

Landscape
Width: 480px
Height: 320px

Thumbnail Size
Width: 90px
Height: 68px

Custom Header Image
Width: Flexible (recommended width 1920px)
Height : Flexible (recommended height 800px)

How to add Featured Image in Post/Page?

  1. Open the editor of the post/page where you want to display image, and locate the Featured Image module in the bottom right corner under Page Attributes. Click on Set Featured Image.
  2. Then you can either upload the image from your computer or select the existing image from your media library and click on Set Featured Image.Click to view screenshot
  3. For more detail, click here to watch video Screencast

Regenerate Thumbnails #

If you have just changed your theme then you need to regenerate image thumbnail for post published before activating this theme. You can simply install Regenerate Thumbnails Plugin. Then Regenerate Thumbnails through “Tools => Regen. Thumbnails” in your WordPress Dashboard.

Widget Area (Sidebar)#

Lucida currently has 5 widgetized (Sidebar) areas thay are: 1. Primary Sidebar, 2. Secondary Sidebar, 3. Footer Area One, 4. Footer Area Two and 5. Footer Area Three. Go to “Appearance => Widgets” or “Appearance => Customize => Widgets” in WordPress.

Lucida offers exciting Menu Options! This theme supports and recommends using “Custom Menus”. You can create Custom Menu through “Appearance => Menus” from your WordPress Dashboard.

Select Menu Locations
You can assign your custom menu in 5 different locations. You assign it either from “Appearance => Customize => Menus => Manage Location” or from “Appearance => Menus => Manage Location”
Select your Custom Menu as Primary Menu to display it as the Main Menu, which will replace the default Page Menu
Select your custom menu as Header Top Menu to display Menu in Header Top Area

Customizer (Theme Options) #

You can customize this theme using cool additional features through Customizer at “Appearance => Customize” from your WordPress Dashboard.

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Site Identity
  2. Uncheck “Check to disable logo” and it will display default logo
  3. You can replace the default logo by clicking on it or clicking on Change Image
  4. Then you can either upload the image from your computer or select the existing image from your media library
  5. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to disable Site Title and Tagline? #

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Site Identity
  2. Uncheck “Disable Site Title and Tagline” and it will not dispaly Site Title and Tagline
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to add Site Icon (Favicon/Web Clip Icon)? #

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Site Identity => Site Icon”
  2. Click on “Select Image” and then you can either upload the image from your computer or select the existing image from your media library
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Header Image #

Custom Header Image is different from site logo. It’s a large global image in the header to obtain a much more personalized look and feel. To add header image, you need to go to “Appearance => Customize => Header Image”. Here, you can add/change/hide Header Image, select option to Enable Featured Header Image on, Position, Size and add in links and alt tag as per your website need.

Options to Enable Header Featured Image

When you are in “Appearance => Customize =>; Header Image”, you will see option “Enable Featured Header Image on”. There are 7 options, which gives you flexibility to add Header Image as per your website need.

Option 1: Homepage/Frontpage
This option will show header image in Homepage/Frontpage only.

Option 2: Excluding Homepage
This option will show header image throughout the site, excluding Homepage.

Option 3: Excluding Homepage, Page/Post Featured Image
This option will show header image throughout the site excluding Homepage. But in Page/Post, your header image will be replaced by Featured Image.

Option 4: Entire Site
This option will show header image throughout the site.

Option 5: Entire Site, Page/Post Featured Image
This option will show header image throughout the site. But in Page/Post, your header image will be replaced by Featured Image.

Option 6: Page and Post
This option will show Header Image in Page and Post only. But in Page/Post, your header image will be replaced by Featured Image.

Option 7: Disable
This option will disable Header Image completely.

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Header Image”
  2. Now, select enable options in “Enable Featured Header Image on”
  3. Click on “Add New Image” to add new header image
  4. Then you can either upload the image from your computer or select the existing image from your media
  5. Click on “Select and Crop” and you can either crop image or skip cropping
  6. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Note: If you want to move header Image Position, choose the position of header below “Featured Header Image Position”

How to enable Breadcrumb and change separator? #

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Breadcrumb Options”
  2. Check option “Check to enable Breadcrumb” to enable Breadcrumb
  3. To enable Breadcrumb on Homepage, check option “Check to enable Breadcrumb on Homepage”
  4. To change the seperator between Breadcrumbs, use desired separator below “Seperator between Breadcrumbs”
  5. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to Change the Excerpt Length and Read More Text? #

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Excerpt Options”
  2. Type in the Excerpt Length as in, the number of words, and Read More Text
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to Disable header top and disable date and disable social icon on Header Top? #

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Header Top Options”
  2. Click on “Check to disable date” to disable date
  3. Click on “Check to disable social icons” to disable social icons
  4. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to Set Certain Categories to Display in Homepage/Frontpage? #

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Homepage/Frontpage Options”
  2. Then select the category you want, and you may select multiple categories by holding down the CTRL key(windows)/Command Key(Mac)
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Layout Options #

Lucida has 8 Default Layout options, 8 Woocommerce Layout options, 4 Archive Content Layout options and various Single Page/Post image layout to choose from “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Layout Options”

Default Layout
Once you are in Layout Options, you can Check the box below “Default Layout Options” which will set our site layout. Further, you have the choice of selecting custom layout for individual pages and posts through “Lucida Options => Layout Options”, which you shall find below individual posts and pages, when you click on them for adding/editing.

Archive Content Layout
Once you are in Layout Options, you can Check the box below “Archive Content Layout” which will set our site archive layout.

Single Page/Post Image Layout
Once you are in Layout Options, you can Check the box below “Single Page/Post Image Layout” which will set our posts/page image layout. Further, you have the choice of selecting Single Page/Post Image Layout for individual pages and posts through “Lucida Options => Single Page/Post Image Layout”, which you shall find below individual posts and pages, when you click on them for adding/editing.

How to edit individual posts/pages layout?
This can be achieved through custom meta box by following the steps below:

  1. Go to Add/Edit option of Page/Post
  2. There you can find Lucida Options
  3. Then click on Layout Options
  4. You select required option under “Default”
  5. Finally Click on “Publish/Update”

How to select optional sidebar for individual Page/Post?
This can be achieved through custom meta box by following the steps below:

  1. Go to Add/Edit option of Page/Post
  2. There you can find Lucida Options
  3. Then click on Select Sidebar
  4. You can make the required changes by clicking on options under “Select Sidebar”
  5. Finally Click on “Publish/Update”

How to enable/disable Header Featured Image for individual Page/Post?
This can be achieved through custom meta box by following the steps below:

  1. Go to Add/Edit option of Page/Post
  2. There you can find Lucida Options
  3. Then click on Header Featured Image Options
  4. You can select option “Enable or Disbale”
  5. Finally Click on “Publish/Update”

How to select Single Page/Post Image Layout for individual Page/Post?
This can be achieved through custom meta box by following the steps below:

  1. Go to Add/Edit option of Page/Post
  2. There you can find Lucida Options
  3. Then click on Single Page/Post Image Layout
  4. You can select various size options under Single Page/Post Option
  5. Finally Click on “Publish/Update”

How to change Pagination Options? #

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Pagination Options”
  2. Under Pagination Type, select desired option
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to add Promotion Headline? #

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Promotion Headeline Options”
  2. To enable it, you need to select option from “Enable Headline on”
  3. Then, you can change the default text as needed or delete it to remove any fields
  4. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to disable Scrollup feature? #

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Scrollup Options”
  2. Check option “Check to disable Scroll Up”
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to change default text in search box? #

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Search Options”
  2. Change the text below “Display Default Text in Search”
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Additional CSS #

You can add your custom CSS that will overwrite the theme CSS for further design customization through “Appearance => Customize => Additional CSS”, in your WordPress Dashboard.

Note: If you are doing heavy customization and adding lot of custom css then we recommended to build Child Theme and add it in your child theme style.css file. Read More about child theme…

Header Highlight Content #

Header Highlight Content is used to Highlight your content in header.
Lucida Page Content. For Header Highlight Content, go to “Appearance => Customize => Header Highlight Content”.

How to enable Header Highlight Content?#

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Header Highlight Content” from your WordPress Dashboard
  2. To enable Header Highlight Content, select “Homepage/Frontpage or Entire Site” option under “Enable Header Highlight Content on”
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Page Content:

Page content is created to highlight your Page as Header Highlight Content. So, first you need to create a Page and then add Featured Image to the Page.

How to enable Page Content?#

  1. Make sure Header Highlight Content is enabled
  2. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Header Highlight Content” from your WordPress Dashboard
  3. Under “Select Content Type”, you need to select “Page Content”
  4. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Note:
When you select page, make sure your Page have Featured Image. Click here to watch our Video Screencast to add Featured Image.

How to change Headline and Sub-headline for Header Highlight Content?#

  1. Make sure Header Highlight Content is enabled
  2. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Header Highlight Content” from your WordPress Dashboard
  3. Under “Headline for Header Highlight Content”, you can add desired text or leave it empty if you dont want to disable fields”
  4. Under “Sub-headline for Header Highlight Content”, you can add desired text or leave it empty if you dont want to disable fields”
  5. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to change number of Highlight Content?#

  1. Make sure header highligh content is enabled
  2. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Header Highlight Content” from your WordPress Dashboard
  3. Under “No of Header Highlight Content” set number of Header Highlight Content as required(You need to save and refresh the page after changing number of Featured Content)
  4. Then, select your pages in “Page Content #”
  5. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to select Page Content in Header Highlight?#

  1. Make sure page content is enabled
  2. Under Page 1, Page 2 and so on, add the desired “Page”
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Note: Page is determined according to selectedNumber of Header Highlight Content.

How to Display/Hide Content?#

  1. Make sure header highlight content is enabled
  2. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Header Highlight Content” from your WordPress Dashboard
  3. Under Display Content, you can select “Show Excerpt, Show Full Content or Hide Content” to display excerpt as content, whole content as content or not display content respectively, as per you need
  4. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Lucida supports Featured Page Content. For Featured Content Options, go to “Appearance => Customize => Featured Content”.

How to enable Featured Content?#

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Featured Content” from your WordPress Dashboard
  2. To enable featured content, select “Homepage/Frontpage or Entire Site” option under “Enable Featured Content on”
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Featured Page Content:

Featured page content is created to highlight your Page in the featured content. So, first you need to create a Page and then add Featured Image to the Page.

How to enable Featured Page Content?#

  1. Make sure featured content is enabled
  2. Under “Select Content Type”, you need to select “Featured Page Content”
  3. Then select page under Featured Post 1, Featured Post 2 and so on
  4. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Note:
When you select page, make sure your Page have Featured Image. Click here to watch our Video Screencast to add Featured Image.

How to change Featured Content Layout?#

  1. Lucida currently supports two layouts: 2 columns, 3 columns and 4 columns
  2. Make sure featured content is enabled
  3. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Featured Content” from your WordPress Dashboard
  4. Under “Select Featured Content Layout”, you can select your desired layout from “2 columns, 3 columns” or “4 columns”
  5. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to Move Featured Content above Footer?#

  1. Make sure featured content is enabled
  2. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Featured Content” from your WordPress Dashboard
  3. Check option, “Check to Move above Footer”
  4. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to change Headline and Subheadline?#

  1. Make sure featured content is enabled
  2. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Featured Content” from your WordPress Dashboard
  3. Under “Headline for Featured Content”, you can change the text as needed or Leave field empty if you want to remove Headline
  4. Under “Sub-headline for Featured Content”, you can change the text as needed or Leave field empty if you want to remove Sub-headline
  5. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Note:Make sure the number of sliders are greater than the Featured Content Layout(greater than 3 for 3 columns and greater than 4 for 4 columns) for Sliding Effect to be enabled even after checking “Check to Enable Sliding Effect” option.

How to change number of Featured Content? #

  1. Make sure featured content is enabled
  2. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Featured Content” from your WordPress Dashboard
  3. Under “No of Featured Content” set number of Featured Content as required(You need to save and refresh the page after changing number of Featured Content)
  4. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Note:For best results, it is recommended to set number of featured content to be multiple of Featured Content Layout (E.g. for 3 columns layout, 3, 6, 9 etc. will yield best results).

How to Display/Hide Content?#

  1. Make sure featured content is enabled
  2. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Featured Content => Featured Content Options” from your WordPress Dashboard
  3. Under Display Content, you can select “Show Excerpt, Show Full Content or Hide Content” to display excerpt as content, whole content as content or not display content respectively, as per you need
  4. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

News Ticker #

Lucida supports Page News Ticker. For News Ticker, go to “Appearance => Customize => News Ticker”.

How to enable News Ticker?#

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => News Ticker” from your WordPress Dashboard
  2. To enable news ticker, select “Homepage/Frontpage or Entire Site” option under “Enable News Ticker on”
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Page News Ticker

Page News Ticker is created to highlight your Page in ticker. So, first you need to create a Page and then add Featured Image to the Page.

How to enable Page News Ticker?#

  1. Make sure news ticker is enabled
  2. Under “Select Ticker Type”, Select Ticker Type as “Page News Ticker”
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Note:
When you select post, make sure your post have Featured Image. Click here to watch our Video Screencast to add Featured Image.

How to select No of News Ticker?#

  1. Make sure news ticker is enabled
  2. Go to “Appearance => Customize => News Ticker” from your WordPress Dashboard
  3. Under “No of News Ticker”, select number of news ticker as per your need (Maximum no of News Ticker is 20)
  4. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Note: To see changes in No of News Ticker please save and refresh the page.

How to select Page News Ticker?#

  1. Make sure page news ticker is enabled
  2. Under Page 1, Page 2 and so on, add the desired “Page”
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Note: Page is determined according to selectedNumber of News Ticker.

How to determine news ticker position?#

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => News Ticker” from your WordPress Dashboard
  2. To enable ticker, select “Homepage/Frontpage or Entire Site” option under “Enable News Ticker on”
  3. Under “News Ticker Position”, Select position as “Below Menu or Above Content”
  4. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to change Transition Effect?#

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => News Ticker” from your WordPress Dashboard
  2. To enable ticker, select “Homepage/Frontpage or Entire Site” option under “Enable News Ticker on”
  3. Under “Transition Effect”, select the desired effect
  4. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to change News Ticker Label (Headline)?#

  1. Make sure news ticker is enabled
  2. Go to “Appearance => Customize => News Ticker” from your WordPress Dashboard
  3. Under “News Ticker Label”, you can edit Headline as per your need or Leave field empty if you want to remove Headline
  4. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Lucida supports Featured Page Slider. For Featured Slider Options, go to “Appearance => Customize => Featured Slider”.

How to enable Featured Slider?#

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Featured Slider” from your WordPress Dashboard
  2. To enable slider, select “Homepage/Frontpage or Entire Site” option under “Enable Slider on”
  3. Under “Select Slider Type”, Select Slider Type as “Featured Page Slider”
  4. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Featured Page Slider

Features page slider is created to highlight your Page in the slider. So, first you need to create a Page and then add Featured Image to the Page.

How to enable Featured Page Slider?#

  1. Make sure featured slider is enabled
  2. Under “Select Slider Type”, Select Slider Type as “Featured Page Slider”
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Note:
When you select page, make sure your page have Featured Image. Click here to watch our Video Screencast to add Featured Image.

How to change Transition Effect, Transition Delay and Transition Length on Slider?#

  1. Make sure featured slider is enabled
  2. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Featured Slider” from your WordPress Dashboard
  3. To change Transition Effect, select option under “Transition Effect”
  4. To change Transition Delay, change number of second(s) under “Transition Delay” as per your need
  5. To change Transition Length, change number of second(s) under “Transition Length” as per your need
  6. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Image Loader#

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Featured Slider” from your WordPress Dashboard
  2. Under “Image Loader”, select “True, False or Wait” as per your need
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Note:
True: Fixes the height overlap issue. Slideshow will start as soon as two slider are available. Slide may display in random, as image is fetch.
Wait: Fixes the height overlap issue. Slideshow will start only after all images are available.

How to change number of slides in featured slider?#

  1. Make sure featured slider is enabled
  2. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Featured Slider => Featured Slider Options” from your WordPress Dashboard
  3. Under “No of Slides”, select the number slides as per your need
  4. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Note: To see changes in No of Slides please refresh the customizer page.

How exclude Slider post from Homepage posts?#

  1. Make sure featured slider is enabled
  2. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Featured Slider” from your WordPress Dashboard
  3. Check option, “Check to exclude Slider post from Homepage posts”
  4. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to select featured page in featured slider?#

  1. Make sure featured slider is enabled
  2. Under “Featured Page #1, Featured Page #2, Featured Page #3 and Featured Page #4”, select desired page to show in slider
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Note: Featured Page is determined according to Number of Slides.

Social Media Icons #

You can activate the social icons you want by adding in your social profile links through “Appearance => Customize => Social Links => Social Links”, in your WordPress Dashboard.

Further, you can add your own custom social image, title, links through “Appearance => Customize => Social Links => Custom Social Links”, in your WordPress Dashboard.

Widgets #

Lucida has 4 Widgets to choose from. They are: 1. CT:Advertisement Images, 2. CT:Featured Posts, 3. CT:Instagram and 4. CT: Social Icons. You can add widget in widget area as per your need.

How to add Widgets in widget area? #

You can add widgets to your widget area from two location
1. Go to “Appearance => Widget”, then drag the widget to the widget area or you can click in the widget then list of widget area will appear, now you can choose desired widget area and click on “Add Widget”.

2. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Widgets”, then you can find list of widget area. Click on the any widget area and you will see “Add a Widget” option by click on it you can find list of Widget which you can add to respected widget area.

How to add “Advertisement Image” in widget area(CT:Advertisement Codes)? #

This widget is used to add Image as Advertisement.

  1. Add CT: Advertisement Images to desired widget area. More Info
  2. Add “Title”, change “Layout” and “No of Items” under respective fields
  3. Then under “Image Url” add Url of image, you can further add “Image Link” and “Alt Text”
  4. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Note: Please do not add CT:Advertisement Images widget in Header Top Left and Header Top Right widget area

This widget is used to add Featured Images.

  1. Add CT:Featured Images to desired widget area. More Info
  2. Add “Title”, change “Layout”, “No of Items”, “Image Alignment” under respective fields
  3. Then under Image# add “Title”, “Image Url”, “Image Link”, “Alt Text” and “Content” in respective fields
  4. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

This widget is used add Featured Image.

  1. Add CT:Featured Posts to desired widget area. More Info
  2. Add “Title”, change “Select Post From”, “No of Post”, “Order By”, “Order”, “Layout”, “Image Alignment” and “Image Size “under respective fields
  3. You can further change “Post Meta Info”
  4. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to add “Instagram” in widget area(CT:Instagram)? #

This widget is used to display your latest Intagram photos

  1. Add CT:Instagram to desired widget area. More Info
  2. Add “Title”, “Username”, change “Layout”, “Number of photos”, “Instagram Image Size and “Link Text” under respective fields
  3. To open in new tab check “Check to Open Link in new Tab/Window” option
  4. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to add “Social Icon” in widget area(CT:Social Icon)? #

This widget is used to add social icons as a widget.

  1. Add CT:Social Icon to desired widget area. More Info
  2. Add “Title” under the respective field.
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Embed Multimedia into Posts or Pages #

For externally hosted videos (for example a YouTube or Vimeo video), you can directly paste the link of your video page into the content editor. You do not necessarily have to paste the embed code in the content. WordPress will automatically embed the video from the link.

Webmaster Tools #

We have moved Webmaster Tools to our plugin Catch Web Tools for better management and data access. So, just install Catch Web Tools plugin and activate “Webmaster Tools” from Catch Web Tools plugin dashboard. You can verify your site on Google, Yahoo and Bing by adding in the IDs in the respective boxes through “Catch Web Tools => Webmaster Tools” in your WordPress Dashboard. Further, you can add in the Google Analytic. Adding scripts in Header and Footer does not require you to edit codes through Webmaster Tools.

How to Insert Site Verification IDs?

  1. Go to “Catch Web Tools => Webmaster Tools => Site Verification” in your WordPress Dashboard
  2. Enter the Site Verification ID (Google, Yahoo, Bing) wherever you wish to verify your site
  3. Click on Save Changes button

How to Insert Analytics / Other Scripts in Header/Footer?

  1. Go to “Catch Web Tools => Webmaster Tools => Header and Footer Scripts” in your WordPress Dashboard
  2. Here you can add in various scripts like, google, facebook etc.
  3. Enter the script in upper text area, for text you want to load on Header
  4. Enter the script in lower text area, for text you want to load on Footer
  5. Click on Save Changes button

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