Orbit Help Documentation

Introduction

Thank you!

You are amazing! Thank you for purchasing the Orbit Tumblr theme. I hope you enjoy using it as much as I enjoyed building it for you.

About Orbit

Orbit is a modern, creative Tumblr theme making sure your content is king. Every part of the theme can be customised with different colours and images.


Set Up

Installing the Orbit theme

Now you've got your new Tumblr theme you'll want to install it right away!

Unzip your download folder and locate the Orbit.html file, it will be in the root of the folder.

Now go and open that bad boy up in your favourite text editor. Don't open it in a web browser as it will look a mess. Instead right click and select Open... I use Espresso for the Mac. But there are free programs such as TextWrangler for Mac and Notepad++ for PC. Every PC comes with NotePad installed for free as well.

Using TextEdit on a Mac?

If you've opened up the HTML file in TextEdit it may have messed it up completely. Bad times. If you follow this guide: http://support.apple.com/kb/TA20406. It'll show you how to open HTML files properly within TextEdit.

Now what?

Now you've got the file open, select everything within it either by dragging your cursor from the beginning of the first line all the way to the bottom, or by pressing CMD + A (Mac) or CTRL + A (PC). Now copy all of that selected code by going to Edit then clicking Copy or by pressing CMD + C (Mac), CTRL + C (PC). That code is now stored on your clipboard.

Log into your Tumblr Dashboard. Now that your logged into Tumblr click on the little Clog icon at the very top of the site. See image below...

Now select the blog you would like to install the theme on from the list on the right.

Now click on the Edit theme button at the top. Geez Tumblr have made it long winded!

Finally! You are now on the Customise screen for you blog. Click on the Edit HTML button in the left sidebar. This opens up Tumblr's text editor.

Delete all the code in this area so it's nice and clean. You don't want to leave anything in here as it might mess up your shiny new theme.

Now go ahead and paste in the new code. CMD + V (Mac) or CTRL + V (PC) will paste in the code quicker than a flash. Or you can go up to the Edit menu item and click on Paste. Either way works fine.

Now hit the Update Preview image. You'll notice the preview on the right updates with your new theme. There might be a few issues as it will still be using your old themes options. So hit the green Save button and then click the grey Appearance button. Refresh this page now (F5 or right click and click Reload / Refresh). Now your new themes options have loaded in. Hit the green Save button again. Now go to your blogs page and you'll see the new theme is installed! Easy as pie, not as yummy though.

Now you can head on to the Customisation area of this document to find out how to make your theme look the way you want.

Custom Pages

To create a custom page for your blog make sure that you are in the Customise screen. Follow the steps above to get to the correct place. Scroll down on the theme options sidebar and you'll see an 'Pages' button. Click on this and then click on the 'Add a page' button.

This then opens up the Add page pop up. Enter all the details you need for your new page. Here is an example:

Click the 'Create page' button when you're finished and then click the Save button. Your new page has now been created and a link has been automatically added to your main navigation menu.

Mobile View

So you've downloaded and installed your new Tumblr theme and you want to get rid of the boring default Tumblr mobile layout. OK so what you need to do first is make sure your in the Customise screen. Scroll down and click on the 'Advanced' button. This drops down some more options. Simply untick the 'Use optimized mobile layout' option and hit the green Save button.

And... YOUR DONE! Now go and enjoy your nice new mobile friendly blog.

Setting up your retina logo is easy! A retina version of your logo will help it to look awesome on all devices with a high pixel density. I've included the PSD files for you to get the sizes perfect.

Google Fonts

To use ANY of the hundred of Google Fonts that are available simply follow these simple steps.

First off get yourself over to the Google Fonts directory and pick yourself a tasty new font. http://www.google.com/webfonts#.

Once you've picked a font click on the Quickuse button underneath that particular font.

Now copy the 2 elements highlighted in red in the below screenshot and paste each part into the themes options.

Paste the link and the font name in the theme options here:

Disqus Comments

To set up the commenting system on the posts permalink pages you will need to sign up to www.disqus.com.

Once you've created your new blog settings there copy your disqus shortname and paste it into the theme options panel.


Widgets

Twitter

To get your new Twitter feed working you'll need to allow Tumblr access to your Twitter feed.

To do this you'll need to be logged into your Tumblr account and then click the settings button at the top of the page.

Make sure to select your blog on the left menu.

Scroll down the page until you find the Twitter section. Once you've found that click the Sign in to Twitter button shown below.

Dribbble

To get your Dribbble widget up and running simply add in your Dribbble username in the theme options and hit Save. Ta da! Easy peasy.

Instagram

I've gone through many different solutions for the Instagram feed and they have sometimes worked for some customers and others have not. So it was a 50/50 chance it would work for you. I have now how ever decided to add the Instagram Access Token approach instead. If you have any issues with this widget please do get in contact with me by emailing support@wildemedia.co.uk.

1. To find out what your Instagram Access Token is simply click this link and allow the widget access to your Instagram account. Give me my Instagram Access Token.

2. Copy the code that appears on the next page and paste it into the Instagram Access Token text option on the theme options panel.

Flickr

To get your Flickr widget up and running simply add in your Flickr ID in the theme options and hit Save.

To find out what your Flickr ID is visit this website: http://idgettr.com/. When there change 'username' in the link to your Flickr username and hit the Find button. This will show your ID (highlighted in red below).

Copy the result and paste it into the themes 'Flickr ID' option and hit Save.


Theme Options

Below is a list of ALL the theme options added into this theme. Customise these options until your heart is content for a unique version of the Orbit theme.

Upload Images

Theme Option Description
Logo Upload your logo for the header.
Logo Retina Upload the retina version of your logo for the header.
Profile Picture Upload an image for the header circle.

Colours

Theme Option Description
Navigation Background Change the colour of the main navigation bar.
Main Navigation Links Change the colour of the main navigation links.
Main Navigation Links Hover Change the colour of the main navigation links hover effect.
Toggle Nav Background Change the colour of the toggle button for the main navigation on mobile size.
Toggle Nav Icon Change the colour of the icon on the nav toggle button.
Blog Title Change the colour of the main navigation bar.
Header Background Change the colour of the header background.
Header Text Change the colour of the header text.
Odd Posts Background Change the colour of the odd posts background.
Even Posts Background Change the colour of the even posts background.
Post Title Links Change the colour of the colour of the posts titles that have links.
Post Sidebar Text Change the colour of the text that appears to the left of the posts.
Body Text Change the colour of the main body text.
Text Links Change the colour of the text links.
Text Links Hover Change the colour of the text links hover effect.
Post Type Icons Change the colour of the post type icons.
Pagination Background Change the colour of the pagination background.
Footer Background Change the colour of the footer background.
Footer Text Change the colour of the footer text.
Widget Titles Change the colour of widget titles in the footer.
Copyright Background Change the colour of the copyright background.
Button Background Change the colour of the buttons background.
Button Hover Change the colour of the buttons hover state.
Button Text Change the colour of the buttons text.

Tick Box Options

Theme Option Description
Show Album Artwork Show or hide the audio posts artwork.
Show Archive Button Show or hide the Archive button in the sidebar.
Show Photo Caption Show or hide the photo posts caption on the home page.
Show Post Types Show or hide the post types in the sidebar.
Show RSS Button Show or hide the RSS button in the sidebar.
Show Random Button Show or hide the Random button in the sidebar.

Text Inputs

Theme Option Description
Body Font Size Adjust the size of the body text.
Google Font Insert your Google Font name here e.g Cabin, Ubuntu, etc.
Google Font Code Insert your Google Font code link here.
Disqus Shortname Insert your Disqus shortname for your blog here.
Dribbble Link Insert your Dribbble profile link here.
Dribbble Username Insert your Dribbble Username here.
Facebook Link Insert your Facebook profile link here.
Featured Vimeo Video Insert the Vimeo video unique ID here.
Featured YouTube Video Insert the YouTube video unique ID here.
Flickr ID Insert your Flickr ID here.
Flickr Link Insert your Flickr profile link here.
Google Analytics Insert your Google Analytics code here.
GooglePlus Link Insert your GooglePlus profile link here.
Home Link Text Customise the text for the home page link.
Instagram ID Enter your Instagram ID.
Instagram Link Insert your Instagram profile link here.
Linkedin Link Insert your LinkedIn profile link here.
Logo Height Set the height of your logo here e.g 100px.
Picasa Link Insert your Picasa profile link here.
Pinterest Link Insert your Pinterest profile link here.
Soundcloud Link Insert your Sound Cloud profile link here.
Titles Google Font Insert your Google Font name here e.g Cabin, Ubuntu, etc.
Titles Google Font Code Insert your Google Font code link here.
Twitter ID Insert your Twitter ID here.
Twitter Link Insert your Twitter link here.
Vimeo Link Insert your Vimeo profile link here.
YouTube Link Insert your YouTube profile link here.

Changelog

Check out all the issues I've fixed, featured I've added and old stuff I've updated.

11.03.2014 - v1

Initial Release

Rating the Theme

It would be awesome if you could rate the theme for me. If you feel the theme deserves less than 5 stars please contact me before rating and I will try to improve your experience with the theme.

Check out the screenshot below on how to rate a file.



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