We Developed A Bunch Of Great New Functionalities
Elsewhere comes with some great and very functional features. Here we will cover only some of them but we’ll try to display them all across the entire demo. So, here’s the list of some features we are specially proud of.
Google Fonts integration
Elsewhere comes with integrated Google fonts so you can easily control every segment of the design such as font family or type but also line height, spacing, size etc. This is especially useful if you already have your brand visually defined and positioned and need to use some other fonts.
Full Animated GIF support
We defined this as a standard for our previous WordPress Theme DAZE and every our theme will most certainly always have full GIF support. This means that f you want Animated GIF as featured image all you have to do is upload it and it will work. You want it in slider? No problem. In the middle of the post or a page like this one below? No worries. GIFS will work everywhere.
Short-codes are accessible directly from Editor
Elsewhere comes with 5 useful and easy to use short-codes. And, when we say “easy to use” we mean all you have to do is click on a button in Editor that says “Shortcodes” choose the wanted one, click few more times to define given settings and that’s it! No more confusing html code and working in textual mode of the editor. This is really user friendly. And when we say “user friendly”…. yeah, you get it 🙂 Let see what you’ll get.
Well, we called it “Download button” but you can put any text in it and any external URL to link to it and it will generate nice looking button with the discrete 3d effect. Like this one below. Actually, we’ll make more examples so you can get the idea. And, of course, you can use this shortcodes as much as you like per post or page.Visit Page
Share this post
This shortcode allows you to generate small sharing box with custom text that will call your visitors to action and remind them that it’s great to share content if they find if interesting or useful. All you have to do to make this sharing box is to enter custom text if you don’t like the default one. This shortcode is perfect for long posts so you can put it in the middle of your post. And, also, we have global option to have (or hide) sharing options on the very top of the post and at the end of it.
Connect through Social Networks
This shortcode has is called just “Social Profiles”. And similar to Share buttons shortcode it allows you to remind your visitors to check you out on social networks and connect with you or follow you. To gnerate the Connect box all you have to do is type a custom text if you don’t like the predefined one and magic will happen 😀
Have in mind that all of the social networks you have filled n the Social options section of the Elsewhere Customizer will be displayed in this shortcode (as well as in top bar and footer if you choose that locations).
Google map with adjustable height
With this shortcode you can easily generate map of a specific location by entering coordinates from Google Maps into Longitude / Latitude fields OR you can enter full address of wanted location. As we said in the title, height is completely adjustable in you can define it in pixels. Also, we left option for you to enter custom title for pin as well to upload your own pin. If not, the default one will be used.
Map with 150 px height:
Map with 300 px height:
This is a very handy shortcode. It allows you to generate a small slider of posts that are related to one that is currently displayed. Connection between posts is calculated through tags so, tag your posts wisely. You can enter custom title for this widget and set a number of posts you want to be displayed in this related posts slider. Also, related posts can be set globally through customizer and they can appear at the end of every single post page, but this shortcode is great for long posts when thre is a risk of losing a visitor if they are not super motivated to read your post till the end.
Enough with shortcodes! We’re going back to other great features that comes with ELSEWHERE.
Keep on reading.
Huge social icons set
Are you active on social networks? Do you want to remind your visitors to check you out there and follow your feed on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook etc. But, what if you have less popular social profiles? What if you are into music and have your MixCloud or SoundCloud profile? Or you’re into travel blogging and need people to find you on TripAdvisor? Well, no need to worry cause we got you covered!
Elsewhere comes with even 42 most popular social networks! All you have to do is pick ones you use, enter your profile urls and then choose where you want those icons to be displayed. You can choose between top bar, footer, Connect special box and through Social profiles shortcode.
Elsewhere is AdSense ready
Elsewhere comes with 5 pre-defined positions where you can easily embed popular advertising services such as AdSense, AdRoll etc. Place ads in header above or below the logo, below the slider, above and inside the footer or the sidebar. Here is the scheme of the available locations.
10 custom Elsewhere Widgets
Here is the list of custom widgets you get with Elsewhere. You can see most of them in the sidebar on this page. Below every widget is short description of its function and, as everything else, these widgets are also super easy to use and made to be highly usable.
Featured image shapes
Create even more visual diversity with rounded, squared or natural featured image shapes by choosing the shapes for each and every post you create. You can also decide to hide featured image on single post pages. Also, there’s an option to have different image shape on the blog list and on the single post page.
Pop-out pages & pop-out advertising
Easily create effective pop-out pages about yourself, your services or products or use them to promote your products or as call-to-action ads that show on click or on site loads. This is useful for promotions or affiliate links that direct the visitors to where you want them to be before they read your content.
Elsewhere comes with 4 different so-called Special boxes you can use on Masonry blog layouts which can reappear at your blog page every X posts. This is the feature we developed for our previos theme and it turnd out that people wer using this boxes almost without exception. From our observation, most popular once were Image banners and Connect boxes.
- Add up to 5 different Image banner ads
- Remind visitors to check out your Social profiles through “Connect” special box
- Display Latest/Most Popular posts
- Show posts with most recent comments
Embed it all
Elsewhere comes with a huge embed support: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, Tumblr, Imgur, Youtube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, Mixcloud, TED Talk, Kickstarter, Scribd, Spotify, ReverbNation, Flickr, Hulu, Funny or Die, College Humor and many more. Use this to spice-up your blog with content from other social platforms.
Demo import & documentation
If you don’t want to set up your blog from scratch and want to see all the settings and the content we used for our demo, you can quickly import the entire demo into your blog. Also, it’s good to know that Elsewhere comes with a highly-detailed documentation and step-by-step instructions on how you can fully customize the theme and use it’s features. Setting up your blog will be quick and easy.
- Full control over colors and 3d effects
- Global settings for post lists, archives and single post pages
- Retina ready logos for desktop and mobile devices
- Custom made featured areas for Video, Audio, Quote, Link and Image Post Formats
- Custom LogIn page
- Custom 404 page
- 100% translation ready theme