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Template

Bimber offers a multitude of post templates that affect the look of the posts. A template can be set globally, but then it is possible to override this setting for each single post.

To define the global post template, please:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Switch to the Posts › Single section
  3. Use the Template select box to choose your preferred template

To define the template for a particular post, please:

  1. In the Post Editor find the Single Page metabox just below the main post content
  2. Set Template to inherit if you want the global setting to be used
  3. Set Template to your preferred template to set it up individually for the post

Elements order

Bimber allows you to modify the order in which the elements of the single post view are displayed.

To define the elements order, please:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Switch to the Posts › Single section
  3. Find the Elements order section and drag the boxes to set up your preferred sequence

Paginated viral story

Paginated post can be useful throughout a long post to make two or more pages out of a single post. This technique is commonly used to serve different ad on subpages or to show post in gallery-like style.

How to set it up?

You can split a single post up into different web pages just by typing <!--nextpage--> in your post.
To add this so called the Page-Link tag, place your cursor in the spot where you want a page break to appear in your post and type <!--nextpage--> (you need to use the text mode of the editor to do so).

Pagination types

The theme offers two different pagination types:

  • Page links 1, 2 ,3, 4
  • Page 1 of 7

There are also few styles available for the Next and Previous links.
Please check all available variations under the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize › Posts › Single › Pagination section.

Pagination

Bimber allows you to modify the style of your post pagination.

To define the style, please:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Switch to the Posts › Single section
  3. Find the Pagination section
  4. Use Overview to set the style of or completely disable the page navigation
  5. Use Labels for previous, next to set or disable the labels
  6. Use Style of previous, next to choose between buttons and links
  7. Turn on Next on last page redirects to next post to enable this special behavior

Fly-in pagination

Fly-in pagination allows users to go to the previous or next post by clicking the arrows floating on the sides of the screen

To enable it, please:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Switch to the Posts › Single section
  3. Turn on the Enable Fly-in Prev/Next Links checkbox

Comments

Bimber has built in support for Facebook Comments and Disqus. In order to enable them, please just install and activate their respective plugins.

Disqus plugin

Facebook Comments plugin

Both comments systems will require you to obtain an API key and paste it into the plugin. Please use the following tutorials, if you need more information about setting the API:

How to Install and Setup Facebook Comments in WordPress

Disqus | Install instructions for Wordpress

The visibility of the featured entries section on single post pages can be set globally, but then it is possible to override this setting for each single post.

To define the global setting, please:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Switch to the Featured Entries section
  3. Disable the Single post checkbox in the Visibility section

To set it up for a particular post, please:

  1. In the Post Editor find the Single Page metabox just below the main post content
  2. Set Global Featured Entries to inherit if you want the global setting to be used
  3. Set Global Featured Entries to show or hide to set it up individually for the post

The visibility of featured images on single post pages can be set globally, but then it is possible to override this setting for each single post.

To define the global setting, please:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Switch to the Posts › Single section
  3. Set the Featured Media checkbox in the Hide Elements section

To set it up for a particular post, please:

  1. In the Post Editor find the Single Page metabox just below the main post content
  2. Set Featured Image to inherit if you want the global setting to be used
  3. Set Featured Image to show or hide to set it up individually for the post

Elements visibility

On a post page you can show/hide almost every single element.

Global setup

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Switch to the Posts › Single section
  3. Under the Hide Elements choose all unwanted elements

Show | hide the Featured Image on per-post basis

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Posts › Target Post edit screen
  2. Below the content editor you will find the Single Page section
  3. For the Featured image set inherit (to use global setting) or hide | show to override global setting

Sticky share-bar

The Sticky ShareBar allows you to share current post while scrolling down the page. It's enabled by default. All you need to do is to install and configure the Mashshare Share Buttons plugin.

How to turn it off?

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Switch to the Posts › Single section
  3. Set the Sticky ShareBar option to disabled

Share buttons

The Share Buttons allow your visitors to share your content on social networks. To use that buttons, you need to first install and configure the Mashshare Share Buttons plugin.

How to turn on buttons above and below post content?

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Mashshare › Visual › Location & Position panel
  2. Choose your preference from the Position field
  3. Save Changes

How to turn on buttons for post images?

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Mashshare › Visual › Location & Position panel
  2. From the Position field choose Top, Bottom or Top and Bottom. Don't select the Manual option.
  3. Save Changes
  4. Now you need to set "center" alignment for your images. If you don't know how to center images, please take a look at the Image Alignment section in the Wordpress Codex.

Customize the sidebar

A single post has its own predefined sidebar for widgets. To configure your favourite widgets, please do as follows:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Widgets panel
  2. Find the Single Posts sidebar
  3. Add your widgets to it

If you need to define a different sidebar just for some special posts, please read how to Manage your sidebars with the Custom Sidebars plugin.

Use embeds

Nowadays embedded content is a crucial and most important part of any viral site.

If you take a quick look at stats, for example 300 hours of videos uploaded to YouTube every single minute, you will get realised that creating your own content in most cases doesn't make a lot of sense and it's just a waste of time. You should be smarter and do what most successful viral sites do, reuse existing content!

Please check the Embeds chapter from the WordPress Codex (the online manual for WordPress) to learn how to use embeds.

Display ads

All theme ads are handled via WP QUADS plugin. Please read about its configuration in the section below.

Display ads (Taboola, Content.ad, Outbrain)

You can use the WP QUADS plugin to embed all kind of ads on your site. Regardless to the plugin name, it can be used to embed any kind of HTML content:

  • custom codes (script, iframe) for Google Ads, Taboola, Content.ad etc
  • static images (img)
  • plain texts (p, div)

How to add the Taboola ad?

As an example we'll use the Taboola ad but you can do the same with almost every kind of content discovery platform.
To add your Taboola ad after a post content, please follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › WP Quads.
  2. Choose the AdSense Code subtab, under the General tab.
  3. Put your Taboola code inside first free slot e.g. Ad 5.
  4. Now go back to the General Settings subtab (under the General tab).
  5. Choose the Ad 5 for the Before "You May Also Like" section postion (choose other if you like).
  6. Save Changes

Gallery post

To generate more page views on your site, you definitely should use a single image gallery instead of one page list/slideshow.

How to set it up?

To replace default WordPress gallery with set of individual images with navigation, please do as follows:

  1. Create a new post
  2. Choose for it the "Gallery" post format
  3. Upload few images to this post (use the "Add Media" button).
  4. Insert the [gallery] code into the post content, via WP Editor
  5. That's all. The theme does the rest

Auto load next post

To improve the UX of your website, you can auto load next posts right after the single post, allowing your users to access them just by scrolling.

How to set it up?

To replace default WordPress gallery with set of individual images with navigation, please do as follows:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Switch to the Posts › Auto Load Next Post section
  3. Set the Enable auto load next post option to enabled
  4. You can use Max posts to load option to limit the number of posts to be loaded