How to use Themeco Pro template colors anywhere on your site

Michael BourneUpdated:

The new pro theme by Themeco has many amazing features. One of which is the colours templates. This allows you to set your branding colours in the Pro editor, and re-use them in header and footer elements. But what about outside of headers and footers? Well, at the time of this post, we still don’t have access to them in the page builder (Cornerstone) elements. So I went ahead and wrote a script that will help us out. The basis of this snippet is simple. It will take your colour … Read More

Breadcrumbs for X Pro Header Builder

Roy AngerPosted:

X Pro has been released, and with it the new Header and Footer builders. The tools are awesome. However, one thing missing (so far) are breadcrumbs. Here is a quick tip on getting breadcrumbs working. First, make sure you have your X Pro Child Theme installed and activated. Once done, edit the functions.php file and add the following to it: Once done, you can now use the shortcode [breadcrumbs] to display breadcrumbs in your header (or footer or anywhere on your site). In the Header builder all of the ‘content’ … Read More

Speed Matters. The X Theme web hosting review.

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As we continue on the topic of website speed, it’s important to note one of the biggest contributing factors: your host. A great host can launch your site to speeds unimaginable by others, and a poor host can hold you back by great lengths. But as many of our readers know, there’s a lot of selection out there. That’s why we set out to help you make that choice, by completing in-depth reviews of 11 hosting packages. We tested them for speed, scripting benchmark scores, and their ability to handle … Read More

Size Matters. The X Image Guide

Roy AngerUpdated:

The low down on this article: It has about 3400 words and will take 16-20 minutes to read. You probably want a coffee to go with it. As we chase site performance all too often we find that image size and quality clash with site performance. We want our sites to look amazing, but that comes with a cost. Images can quickly become the largest part of the site. For fun, I dropped the text from a 18 page article draft into a post. That 18 pages of content increased … Read More

ACF Pro Repeater in a Shortcode

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The addition of ACF Pro offered up a ton of new power for websites built with X. This tip is a tutorial on setting up a ACF Pro Field Group and an associated shortcode, which you can then drop into Cornerstone. As covered in the next video, you don’t have use a page template. There are many ways to setup your Location Rule. The key is that you only have your Field Group appear for the pages or posts you want it to appear for. I’ve created a copy of … Read More