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Jubilee

This guide covers features that are unique to Jubilee and not covered in the general guides.

Homepage

Jubilee’s homepage is a widget area than can show any number of widgets. See the Jubilee Homepage guide for instructions.

Styling

Menu Buttons

With Jubilee, you can transform any top-level menu item into a colored button. This is useful for making a particular link stand out. See “New Here” in the demo for an example. We recommend using this to highlight no more than one item, preferably the first or last.

  1. Go to Appearance > Menus and click on a top-level menu item to expand its settings
  2. Click Screen Options at the top-right and check the box for CSS Classes
  3. Enter “jubilee-menu-button” in the CSS Classes field for the menu item then click Save Menu

Jubilee Menu Button

Shapes

By default, Jubilee uses “organic” shapes. These are irregular round shapes and waves used on homepage images and the header/footer elements. You may also choose to use Angled or Square shapes in Appearance > Customize > Styling.

Jubilee Angled Example

Customizer showing preview of the “Angled” shapes option

Content Notes

Readability

Jubilee features a single-column content area. The width and font size are carefully designed for optimal readability. Important elements like images, blockquotes and galleries extend outward for a dramatic effect (example). When a wider content area is desired, the Wide Content page template can be used. Certain pages use it automatically (such as the event calendar).

Simplicity

The clutter and mobile-unfriendliness of a sidebar is eliminated. Instead, an auto-generated section navigation appears below the header. This compact navigation replaces the most common sidebar widgets. When widgets are desired, they can be placed in the theme’s footer area.

Jubilee Section Navigation

Highlighting Text

In Jubilee’s demo you can see “The Way” is highlighted in the first section widget. This is accomplished by wrapping the text in mark tags as shown below.

Jubilee Mark Tag

Image Sizes

Most admin areas that accept an image upload show the size that the image will be cropped/resized to. For absolute control, you can manually resize your images before uploading.

250×60 is the maximum recommended size. It can be smaller. Horizontally oriented logos will work best (ie. wide, not square or tall). Use a transparent PNG.

The logo image is not resized upon uploading so it is important to resize it beforehand. You may want to read the HiDPI Logo instructions as well.

Header

Images appearing in the header are 1600×480. The default header image is set in the Customizer. Each page or post can have its own image of the same size that will override the default.

Homepage Sides

CT Section, CT Posts, CT Sermons, CT Events, CT People and CT Locations widgets can show an image on the side. These images are cropped to 1400×1400. If you upload a larger image it will be resized and cropped. For the best result, precisely size your image before uploading and compress it to under 200 KB in file size (for faster loading).

Highlight Widget

The CT Highlight widget can be used on the homepage and in the footer. Its size is 750×750. Aim for a file size under 100 KB.

Person

The image set on a person is resized/cropped to 450×300.

Photos

Gallery photos and photos embedded in content can be any size and the theme will show a resized version for more optimal viewing but the originals are stored on the server. Since digital camera photos can be several megabytes, you may want to resize photos to no more than 1200×1200 before uploading.

Translations

The following Translations are included in the theme’s languages folder. Translations for the Church Content plugin are listed on the plugin page. Note that some translations may be partial.

Demo Media

The photos and videos used in the theme’s demo are not licensed for distribution and not included with the theme. You can obtain your own licenses if you are interested in using any them on your site. See our Stock Photo Recommendations for others.

Shutterstock

VideoHive

Common Questions

Changelog

Please see the Updates guide for instructions on how to update the theme.

1.1 (November 12, 2019)

Compatibility Update: This release maintains compatibility with WordPress 5.3’s block editor changes.

Blog Post: Theme Updates for WordPress 5.3 Compatibility

  • Adjust block editor title/content spacing for WordPress 5.3
  • Prevent editor title from turning black on focus with WordPress 5.3
  • Force citation on blockquote to be left-aligned in WordPress 5.3
  • Make full width image blocks work in WordPress 5.3
  • Correct margin on Verse block in editor with WordPress 5.3
  • Make captions centered with WordPress 5.3
  • Update table block styles for WordPress 5.3
  • Make separator block match frontend after WordPress 5.3 changes (no color)
  • Adjust blockquote in block editor for WordPress 5.3
  • Fix misplaced mobile menu on scroll with Android devices using Chrome
  • Fix jQuery errors in Customizer preview JavaScript
  • Change theme description in style.css
  • Update language files

1.0 (October 22, 2019)

  • First release