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Getting Started with Cele Pro

Ready to start customizing your site with Cele Pro? Follow this guide to learn how to use each of Cele Pro's features on your site.

If you need help installing Cele Pro, please follow this tutorial first: How to Install Cele Pro.

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Introduction

This guide will teach you how to use each of the new features added with Cele Pro. The tutorials are newbie-friendly, so every step is explained in detail.

It's recommended that you follow along with your site as you read.

Custom Colors

Cele Pro adds color controls for virtually every element on the site. This includes colors for specific elements, like widget titles and menu links, and hover effects for buttons, social icons, and more.

The color controls are grouped into sections. Each section covers one area of the site, such as the Primary Menu or the Footer.

Changing these colors will allow you to match your site to your brand's colors (or simply pick a color you like).

Follow this tutorial to learn how to change your colors with Cele Pro:

Tutorial: How to Change Your Colors

Use New Fonts

With Cele Pro, you have a selection of 728 fonts for your site.

With the increased selection, you can choose the font that perfectly complements your content.

Follow this tutorial to learn how to apply new fonts to your site:

Tutorial: How to Use Your New Fonts

Flexible Header Image

The header image is a large image displayed at the top of your site, spanning from one side of the screen to the other.

It's great for displaying a welcome message on just the homepage, or an interesting graphic across the site.

Learn how to add a header image to your site with this tutorial:

Tutorial: How to Add a Header Image

Featured Videos

Just like Featured Sliders replace Featured Images, Featured Videos can be used to add videos in place of Featured Images.

This gives you a simple and beautiful way to publish videos on your site.

Cele Pro will responsively embed videos from any of the following sites:

  • Youtube
  • Vimeo
  • Dailymotion
  • Animoto
  • Funny or Die
  • Hulu
  • TED
  • WordPress.tv
  • Blip
  • Vine

All you need is the URL of the video to embed it. While not video sites, you can also embed SlideShare presentations and SoundCloud tracks with Featured Videos.

Tutorial: How to Add Featured Videos

Featured Sliders

Featured Sliders can be used to replace Featured Images with slider by integrating with the Meta Slider plugin.

Like with Featured Images, every Post and Page can have a different Featured Slider.

Follow this tutorial to learn how to add Featured Sliders to your site:

Tutorial: How to Add Featured Sliders

Featured Image Sizes

Featured Image have a fixed 2:1 aspect ration in Cele. With Cele Pro, you can choose from a variety of new sizes including using the image's natural dimensions.

You can change the aspect ratio for individual images in the post editor as well.

Follow this tutorial to learn how to edit the Featured Image Sizes on your site:

Tutorial: How to Change the Featured Image Size

Background Images

Cele Pro adds a simple option to add a background image behind the main content area of the site.<

To learn how to add a background image to your site, follow this tutorial:

Tutorial: How to Add a Background Image

Background Textures

With the background textures option, you can choose from any of 39 different textures for the background of your website.

Follow this tutorial to learn how to add a texture to the background of your site:

Tutorial: How to Add a Background Texture

New Widget Areas

If you followed along with the Cele Getting Started guide, you'll remember that the sidebar is a "widgetized" area. In other words, it's a part of the site where you can add any type of content you want by adding widgets.

Cele Pro adds four new widget areas to your site:

  • Before Main Content
  • After Main Content
  • After Post Content
  • After Page Content

Each widget area can display any widgets you'd like (or none). If you want to learn how to add widgets to one of these new widget areas, check out the tutorial below:

Tutorial: How to Use Your New Widget Areas

Display Controls

Cele Pro allows you to hide any of the default elements on the site.

Follow this tutorial to learn how to show or hide elements on your site:

Tutorial: How to Show/Hide Site Elements

By default, the footer text in Cele reads, "Cele WordPress Theme by Compete Themes", and links to our site.

With Cele Pro, you can easily replace this text with whatever you want it to say.

To learn how to replace the footer text, follow this tutorial:

Tutorial: How to Change the Footer Text

Conclusion

If there's anything else you want to change about your site that wasn't covered, check for an article about it in the sidebar to the left. Otherwise, there's probably a free plugin available for it on wordpress.org .

Check out our WordPress Resources page to find awesome plugins and tools we recommend, and if you want to try using CSS to customize Cele Pro, we've got some pre-written snippets for you to get started with in the Cele CSS Snippets Collection.

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