With version 10.3 of the Newspaper Theme comes a bunch of new features and PRO demos for you to try out. One of these demos is the unique and outstanding Beauty Demo. Combining the beautiful colors of blue and pink to form stunning gradients, it certainly leaves an impact upon the viewer. What’s the story behind its creation, and what elements were taken into account throughout the entire work process? Find out more through this article.
Beauty PRO Demo: the intro
As a beauty demo, it needed to be brilliant and glamorous. How do you add glamour to it? By choosing appropriate fonts. It needed a bold font to capture the attention of its readers and a sans-serif for most of the body. The choice ended up being Righteous for most of the titles on the page, and Work Sans for the text. What else does a website need? A motive behind it.
A magazine of a sort that deals with an online shop about cosmetics, after all the keyword here is beauty. What would be the topics of interest to such a website? Skincare, Wellness, Fashion, Bodycare, and more. These were all added as categories and then began the post entitling. Catchy, attention-grabbing titles that made you want to keep clicking and reading.
Let’s not forget the photos which were supposed to be the central part of the website. It needed to be highly visual, so most of the photos were chosen to serve this purpose. Portraits mostly, and a few other subjects in between, picked carefully in regards to the theme behind the demo. This was the start, the base, the foundation upon which the Beauty PRO demo was built.
Pizzazz as the main ingredient
One of the essential aspects of designing this demo was the gradients, which were plentiful and on each page or template. Boundless pink and blue that repeated on each page to make it homogenous. Uniformity was the key.
The gradients are also present in the posts with the new Blending Modes feature. Flex Blocks and Posts Loops that give an impression of a polaroid photograph are also present. Ads also had to fit in with the website. Each template was created with the same ideas behind them. Shapes, gradients, pink & blue, polaroid-style elements, and hover letter-spacing are just a few of the characteristics each page had in common.
Installing the Beauty PRO Demo
When you update the Newspaper Theme to 10.3, you get access to this astonishing new demo. If you need more information about updating the WordPress theme, check out our helpful article on making the chance. From the Admin Dashboard, travel to Newspaper > Install Demos. Scroll down to the “Beauty PRO” demo and hover over the preview image.
You have a choice between installing the demo with all its content, and with no content. If your website already contains articles and posts, you should click on the button to change it to “Design Only.” However, if you’re just starting, you could include the content. Keep in mind that any demo content is removed upon uninstallation of it. Whichever choice, once installed, your site now has an entirely different look to it!
Adjustments & Headers
Before you logout and shut down the computer, you need to make a few changes. Go to your website’s homepage and open the tagDiv Composer. Start by clicking on the Logo element. This is the moment when you either insert your website’s Logo image or write its name in the “Logo Text” box. You can also choose an icon to go along with it. Now hit Save.
Let’s move on to the menu element and choose an already-crafted menu. To craft a menu with your site’s categories and pages, you need to navigate to the Admin Dashboard > Appearance > Menus. Give it a name, choose pages, categories, and drag-and-drop them. Change any categories you want into mega-menu ones. Save it, then go back to the homepage. Now choose the finished menu for the element.
Above the menu, you can find two text elements. Add appropriate links to pages on the website and change the text to match it. Repeat these steps for the sticky menu (which you can access through the Website Manager button), the mobile, and the sticky mobile menu. There are two Header Templates you need to be aware of: the overlay and the global one. The homepage currently has the overlay one assigned to it. Travel to a different page or template and open it through tagDiv Composer. Repeat the process. Brilliant!
Body & Footer
Open the homepage with the tagDiv Composer. Click on the “Bring your inner beauty” elements. Change each one with a short sentence that describes what your website’s all about. You could also take the time to replace the background image assigned to the row you’re editing, and adjust the Flex Block, Inline Single Image, and the two Shape Icons.
The next row contains two different Flex Blocks. To have them display a different post each, you can either choose to filter them by a different category, author, or tag, or to offset the posts by 1. To offset the posts, go to the “General” tab and input a number in the “Offset posts” box. Hit save!
The next few rows follow the same instructions and scheme. Alter texts to match your website’s message, attribute links wherever it’s necessary, offset posts to have a variation of articles the visitors can see and click on. The last part of the homepage is the footer. With the 10.3 update, you gain access to a new feature: the Footer Templates. So you can now edit them on the frontend from any page. Click on the Subscription box. Add a Mailchimp, Mailer Lite, or Feedburner code.
Now choose your menu for the List Menu element. Add social media links to the Social icons, modify the copyright text to include your website’s name and data, and you’re done! Save the settings.
Beauty PRO templates
Travel to the Tag or Date Template. Open the tagDiv Composer. Both of the Templates have an inline single image that you can change to anything else. There is also a text element that can be modified to express something else. All of your other templates use your website’s data and posts, so they change accordingly.
The 404 Template needs a link update, however. Open the template through the tagDiv Composer and click on the “Go Back” button. In the URL box, type out your website’s link. Whenever you saved the Headers and Footer, they changed globally. So, the only thing you have left to do is save the settings to the 404 Template.
Embrace the Beauty PRO design as your own
For a total overhaul of the demo, whether it involves you changing the two primary colors that appear on the website, you would need to travel to each item and element to do so. Before you make any adjustments, you need to decide on a theme, a color palette, and fonts that work well together. Whenever the decision is made, the change can be done within a few minutes by going through the templates and pages.
Open any page or template with the tagDiv Composer and click on the row or element you want to alter. Change the necessary settings to match up with your vision: whether they are paddings, margins, gradients, or even fonts. Do this for the rest of your templates and pages, and you should be done within a few minutes. Prioritize responsiveness – click on the various devices to change the settings and make it a delight to scroll through no matter the screen size. You need to do this only if you’ve made any layout changes as the demo comes responsive itself.
Whether you import the demo with its content or not, whether you decide to make alterations to the layout, you need to make a few adjustments before you make everything public. Adjust links, post offsets, and texts to fit with your website. These adjustments only take a couple of minutes, and should make your website stun the viewers. An impressive demo comes with an impressive structure and layout. If you decide that the Beauty PRO demo is the one for you, all you have to do is make sure you’ve updated to the latest version of Newspaper Theme and then install it.
What demo do you have installed on your website? Would you consider giving Beauty PRO a try? Let us know in the comment box below.