Simple Persona

Simple Persona – A Free Personal Blog WordPress theme for professionals is simple, clean and user-friendly. It is specially designed for professionals to create their own personal websites and blogs. The theme has a responsive layout and beautiful design to make your personal blog look warm and welcoming. The theme provides your visitors an easy access to any area that they want to explore on your website. The free theme also has powerful theme customization options as well. Simple Persona comes with some basic features — portfolio, featured content, featured slider, events, testimonials, and more—that are extremely crucial for your personal website/blog to stand out among others. The theme gives the perfect online niche that is dynamic, multi-functional, and upfront. Therefore, Simple Persona is the perfect pick to let the world know about you. This theme is translation ready as well. For more details, check out Theme Instructions.

Features

Theme Options

The most powerful feature of Catch Themes is its Theme Options which will allow you to easily customize your website with clicks. So, now you no longer need to be a designer or a programmer to build customized websites. Theme Options allow you to toggle on and off features, adjust layouts, change colors, fonts, logo, favicon, background, add social links and custom CSS.

Responsive Design

One of the key features of our themes is that your website will magically respond and adapt to different screen sizes delivering an optimized design for iPhones, iPads, and other mobile devices. No longer will you need to zoom and scroll around when browsing on your mobile phone.

Incredible Support

We have a great line of support team and support documentation. You do not need to worry about how to use the themes we provide, just refer to our Tech Support segment. Further, if you need to do advanced customization to your website, you can always hire our theme customizer!

Featured Page Slider

Featured Page Slider is an option that is helpful to highlight noteworthy pages on your site. You can have columns of content as well as selected images set on your page slider. The fun part is, you get to decide for how long a page stays on your page before something else comes up on the slider. How will you make that happen? By exercising your control over different slide effects and their timing!

Featured Content

Featured Content allows you to highlight your recent & popular posts on your website. It can either be displayed on Homepage or the entire site. You can add your title and sub-title for featured content, select the number of featured content, display Meta, select multiple categories, and enjoy displaying your featured & recent posts.

Hero Content

You can now display the best assets of your website with the Hero Content feature. The feature allows you to highlight the most important content in a fashion that is easily attention-grabbing. You can enable the hero content either on Homepage or the entire site. Hero Content - the easiest way to display your strengths.

WordPress Standard Codes

Our code is secure and optimized. We do proper data validation and sanitization and follow core theme guidelines. Our developers are active contributors to WordPress theme review and WordPress core. Our themes will always be updated as things change in WordPress.

Testimonials

People are always curious about what your goods and services are really like. Since customer testimonials are candid and not by the company promoting the product, they assist in building trust. You can display testimonials on Homepage, the entire site or disable it completely.

Portfolio

Portfolio empowers you to showcase your professional skills and accomplishments to the world at large. Display your Portfolio in an elegant manner on the Homepage/Frontpage, the entire site or you can also disable it completely if you don’t need it. An astounding way to easily display your experience, skills, talent, and expertise.

More Features

  • Theme Options
  • Responsive Design
  • Featured Slider
  • Page Templates
  • Featured Thumbnail
  • Threaded Comments
  • Dropdown Menu
  • Excerpt Length
  • Feed Redirect
  • Localized for translations
  • Custom Header / Logo
  • Custom Favicon
  • Custom Menu
  • Custom Background
  • Custom Layout
  • Custom CSS
  • Support
  • Hero Content
  • Portfolio
  • Testimonials

Free Vs Pro (Premium)

Free Features Pro (Premium)
Responsive Design
Super Easy Setup
Color Options for various sections
Header Media
Primary Menu
Social Menu
Breadcrumb
Comment Options
Excerpt Options
Featured content: Post
Featured content: Page
Featured content: Category
Featured content: Image
Featured content: Custom Post Types
Featured Slider: Post
Featured Slider: Page
Featured Slider: Category
Featured Slider: Image
Font Family Options
Footer Editor Options
Hero Content:Post
Hero Content: Page
Hero Content:Category
Hero Content:Image
Site Layout
Default Layout: Right Sidebar ( Content, Primary Sidebar )
Default Layout: Left Sidebar ( Primary Sidebar, Content )
Default Layout: No Sidebar
Default Layout: No Sidebar: Full Width
Homepage/Archive Layout: Right Sidebar
Homepage/Archive Layout: Left Sidebar
Homepage/Archive Layout:No Sidebar
Homepage/Archive Layout:Full Width
WooCommerce Layout
Menu Options:Classic and Modern
Pagination Options
Portfolio: Post
Portfolio: Page
Portfolio: Category
Portfolio: Image
Portfolio: Custom Post Type
Scroll Up Options
Search Options
Testimonials: Post
Testimonials: Page
Testimonials: Category
Testimonials: Image
Testimonials: Custom Post Type
Update Notifier
WPML Ready
WooCommerce Ready

Theme Instructions

#How to install theme?

Go to this link

#How to update theme to the latest version?

Go to this link 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 Content. Click Here to see how to add Featured Image in your Post/Page.

Image Sizes:


Post Thumbnail
Width: 470px
Height: 470px

Portfolio
Width:1920px
Height: flexible

Archive Image Top
Width: 990px
Height: 557px

Featured Slider
Width: 1920px
Height: 884px

Testimonial Image
Width: 180
Height: 180

Featured Content Image
Width: 697px
Height: 392px

Hero Content Image
Width: 592px
Height: 592px

#How to add Featured Image in Post/Page?

Go to this link.

#Regenerate Thumbnails

For regenerate thumbnails got to this link

#Widgets Areas (Sidebar)

Simple Persona currently has 4 widgetized areas(Sidebar) they are 1. Sidebar, 2. Footer Area 1, 3. Footer Area 2 and 4. Footer Area 3. You can add a variety of Widgets to this theme from "Appearance => Widgets" or "Appearance => Customize => Widgets" in WordPress. 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 Simple Persona 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"

Customizer (Theme Options) #

You can customize this theme using cool additional features through Customizer at "Appearance => Customize" from your WordPress Dashboard. Go to this link

#How to enable/disable Site Title and Tagline

Go to this link

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

Go to this link

#Header Image

Custom Header Image is different from site logo. It's a large global image in the header to obtain a much more Simple Personalized look and feel. To add header image, you need to go to “Appearance => Customize => Header Media =>Header Image”. Here, you can add/change/hide Header Image, select option to Enable Featured Header Image on, 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 Media => 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 library
  5. Click on "Select and Crop" and you can either crop image or skip cropping
  6. Finally, click on "Save & Publish"
How to enable/disable Header Featured Image Options in different Pages/Posts? This can be achieved through custom meta box by following the steps below:
  1. Go to Edit option of Page/Post you want to edit
  2. There you can find Simple Persona Options
  3. Then click on Header Featured Image Options
  4. You can select "Enable" option for Header Featured Image
  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 Simple Persona Options
  3. Then click on Single Page/Post Image Layout
  4. You can select desired option
  5. Finally Click on "Publish/Update"
  How to select date for events using 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 Simple Persona Options
  3. Then click on Events
  4. You can select desired Date Day and Date Months for your events
  5. Finally Click on "Publish/Update"
  Simple Persona Pro 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 2 different locations. You assign it either from "Appearance => Customize => Navigation" or from "Appearance => Menus => Manage Locations" 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 Social Menu Note: If you do not see Navigation Option in "Appearance => Customize", it will mean you have not created any menu. Go to "Appearance => Menus" to create menu first. Go to this link

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

Go to this link Simple Persona requires Custom Post Type(requires Essential Content Type Plugin ) for featured content. For Featured Content Options, go to "Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Featured Content" #How to use Featured Content using Custom Post Type? Go to this link for more details Simple Persona supports Page as Featured Slider. For Featured Slider Options, go to "Appearance => Customize => Featured Slider". Go to this link

#Hero Content

Simple Persona supports Page as Hero Content. For Hero Content Options, go to "Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Hero Content". Go to this link

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

Go to this link

#Layout Options

Simple Persona has 2 Site Layout, 2 Default Layout, 2 Homgepage/Archive Layout, 2 Archive Content Layout, enable/disable Single Page/Post image layout to choose from "Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Layout Options" Site Layout Choose your site site layout as Fluid or Boxed Default Layout Options 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 "Simple Persona Options => Layout Options", which you shall find below individual posts and pages, when you click on them for adding/editing. Homepage/Archive Layout Once you are in Layout Options, you can Check the box below "Homepage/Archive Layout" which will set our layout for Homepage/Archive Page. Further, you have the choice of selecting custom layout for individual pages and posts through "Simple Personal Trainer Options => Layout Options", which you shall find below individual posts and pages, when you click on them for adding/editing Single Page/Post Layout Once you are in Layout Options, you can Check the box below "Single Page/Post Layout" which will set layout for single pages/posts. 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 "higher-education 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 change Pagination Options?

Go to this link Note: WP-PageNavi Plugin is recommended for Numeric Option(But will work without it).

#Portfolio

Simple Persona requires Custom Post Type(requires Essential Content Type Plugin ) for portfolio. For Portfolio, go to "Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Porfolio"

Custom Post Type (Portfolio)#

For Custom Post Type Content, install Essential Content Type Plugin

#How to add Portfolio in Homepage/Frontpage using Essential Content Type?

Go to this link

#How to enable/disable Scrollup feature?

Go to this link

#How to change default text in search box?

Go to this link

#Testimonials

Simple Persona supports Custom post type for testimonials. To use this featured, install Essential Content Type Plugin

How to add Testimonials in Homepage/Frontpage using Essential Content Type?#

Go to this link

#Widgets

Simple Persona suppots 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 Go to this link for more detail

#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

Go to this link for more detail Recommended Plugins
* Catch Web Tools for Webmaster Tools, To Top, Catch IDs * Essential Content Type
* Contact Form 7 for Contact Form and so on
* Contact Form 7 for Contact Form
* Regenerate Thumbnails to for Regenerating Thumbnails
* Jetpack for Infinite Scroll, Gallery, Stats, Image CDN and many more

Change Log

= 1.0.1 (Released: August 01, 2018) =
  • Bug Fixed: Header Featured Image issue in Blog Page
  • Updated: Upgrade to pro button css update
= 1.0 (Released: July 05, 2018) =
  • Added: Header Image Support for Testimonials, Portfolio, Services and Featured Content via Essential Content Types
  • Added: Core Privacy Policy link support in footer
= 0.4 (Released: May 04 2018) =
  • Bug Fixed: Text Domain in style.css file (Reported by: kevinhaig)
= 0.3 (Released: March 18 2018) =
  • Bug Fixed: Design issue with Catch Infinite Scroll plugin
= 0.2 (Released: March 08 2018) =
  • Bug Fixed: Page Title not displaying in static front page
  • Bug Fixed: Inner page header image issue
  • Bug Fixed: Added missing header image thumbnail for preview in customizer
  • Big Fixed: Header Image Issue
  • Bug Fixed: Image size hard cropped for Archive Image Top
  • Bug Fixed: Single Page/Post metabox index value
  • Bug Fixed: Removed unnecessary function
  • Bug Fixed: Testimonial slider scripts loading
  • Changed: Default Portfolio Number
  • Bug Fixed: Testimonial section text alignment css fixed when slider is unchecked
= 0.1 (Released: Feb 08 2018) =
  • Initial release

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